I just got a look at one of the key articles in the upcoming issue of the Steadfast Quarterly and it is superb. It is Dr. Martin Noland’s review of the Proposals from the Blue Ribbon Task Force. (Click here for the story that Mollie broke on this, including the proposals.) Dr. Noland, one of the synod’s premier historians, writes a gracious but hard-hitting review of the work of the committee placing it in the context of the ghosts of past blue ribbon committees from our synod’s history. (That’s “past blue ribbon” committees, not Pabst Blue Ribbon. For a review of Pabst Blue Ribbon see our No Pietists Allowed page.)
Among the other articles in this latest issue, there is another insightful entry from Cantor Phillip Magness who writes our Not So Steadfast Worship Stories column from his travels to various worship services around the synod. Cantor Magness was one of the plenary speakers at this summer’s LCMS worship conference. We are fortunate to have him writing for the quarterly.
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