Well, it’s the end of the third full day of LC-MS convention in Houston. I finally have gotten my laptop internet to work, so I thought I would mention a few things about the week so far.
Let’s see, Kieschnick and Diekelman were re-elected by a pretty close majority. I was happy to see Chaplain John Wohlrabe make it in as one of the V.P.’s, although it must be admitted that he will probably have a difficult time in this position.
We entered into pulpit and altar fellowship with the AALC. I didn’t think this would fail, and the truth be told, it is probably a fine match. I was pleased to hear the AALC Presiding Pastor Aadland speak. One problematic thing that was brought up by my District President, David Bueltmann was that there have been several instances where clergy have been justly removed from the roster of the LC-MS but have been received as clergy in the AALC. This point was pretty much covered over in the discussion. That is, it was ignored.
I believe we are still debating the Specific Ministry Pastor program, which will probably pass as well. It has been interesting to be part of this process. One has to have a sense of humor in order to get through the week. There have been other issues discussed, but the bottom line is: most of the resolutions were of little consequence, since they largely ignored the original overtures.
I’ll try to post something else tomorrow, but right now I’m just beat.