Monday, June 11, 2007

The Future of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

After multiple ballots, we have a new bishop. Having served on the committee that counted ballots, 700 is a lot! There really is not enough time to discern whether someone is the person who should be the pastor of pastors. I know that although I heard things I liked, I heard things that concern me. As a person devoted to Lutheran confessional theology, I am unsure where we are headed in the LSS. I pray that the office shapes the person as much as the person shapes the office. In a time when the ELCA is ready to fly apart, I pray that our new bishop will be a leader and a shepherd who is committed to energizing the synod but also committed to remaining true to our core.

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