In 1936 LCMS President Friedrech Pfotehauer delivered an address in River Forest, Illinois in which he says that neither missions nor more synodical power will revitalize the synod. The only thing that will do that is the word of God. Of course missions (Ablaze) and more synodical authority (Blue Ribbon Proposals) is exactly what President Kieschnick is telling us will revitalize the synod. We prefer the wisdom of Grandfather Pfotenhauer. Not only that, it is undeniable that the only thing that will get the LCMS on course is the Word of God.