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Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — LCMS Convention — 11 Comments

  1. Cute, Lutheran satire always is, but definitely an “inside joke”!
    Some identity for the noted resolution might help?

    (But there is more than one, where the recommended “study” is equivalent to handing a pyromaniac a can of gasoline.)

  2. Almost five years ago I asked my District President to put me on a call list, assuming he would see to it that every calling congregation in the LCMS would be given my name and the calls would start rolling in. Since then I have managed to stay alive via student loans and finding a small congregation to do pulpit supply apart from official synod channels. What have I heard via the COP these last 1700 or so days in a row? Crickets.

  3. @helen #1
    Hi Helen – my guess for which resolutions being satirized would be either 3-10: To Appoint a Task Force to Study the Call Process for Returning Missionary and Military Chaplains and Other Rostered Church Workers without a Call or 7-06: To Provide Process for Placement of Candidates. Both tend to ignore our burning pastors (those without a call) by forming a task force to discuss the fiery situation for another few years. That is what I am hearing anyway. Issues that are extremely important and life altering are put on a back burner while folks spend much time and energy doing more politically urgent things. Just saying.

  4. Tuning in to opening divine service of LCMS convention now. The officiant cannot sing. Unfortunate. Is that the Ablaze symbol on the back of his chazabel?
    I know I know it is not about the chanter but the words contained therein.

  5. @helen #1
    It may reference a specific resolution, but I took it as a general criticism of conventions to take trivial actions and refer the important to task forces for further study.

  6. @Brian Yamabe #6
    It may reference a specific resolution, but I took it as a general criticism of conventions to take trivial actions and refer the important to task forces for further study.

    Your assessment is probably correct…. and doubly sad.
    But is that laid at the feet of the delegates or those controlling floor committees?

  7. @helen #8
    As a 2010 delegate, I would say it is on the floor committees. Delegates have no say as to what resolutions come to the floor.

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