President Kieschnick has appointed a Blue Ribbon task force to consider reorganizing the synod.
The synod is divided right now for better or for worse. It is not time to propose sweeping changes in synodical structure. These thiings cause stress and disruption even during times of tranquility. None the less, President Kieschnick is pressing on with sweeping proposals to change the structure of the synod. We have been on top of this story from the very beginning.
Click here for an excellent review of the proposed structural changes by Rev. Martin Noland.
One of the greatest concerns with the Blue Ribbon proposals is how they centralize powere and authority in St. Louis. Click here for an excellent review of this concern by Rev. Scott Hojnacki.
Here is another article by Rev. Noland that uncovers the secret history of the Bue Ribbon proposals.
The haphazard manner in which the Blue Ribbon proposlas have been rolled out to the synod has come under great fire. We have covered that angle as well. The restructuring of synod is too important to be handled in such a haphazard way. We are less than 18 months away from the convention at which these proposals will be considered and yet there is still no fixed set of proposals.
We hope you will keep checking this website for updated information on the Blue Ribbon proposals.
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