Faith is not enough…

It looks like I made an error. My apologies for that. It used to be enough to know that the church was the fellowship of all believers and that the only bond that made synod and districts was a fraternal bond of faith. Apparently LCC has made a permanent change to its articles of faith: from now on please include legal and corporate status.

“That’s What Christmas is All About Charlie Brown”



As a working journalist and producer, writing meaningful and understandable pieces is important. I love talking about issues. I love that issues can have two, four, six, twelve sides or more. I love that writing and talking can actually persuade people and effect change. Journalists are trained to be fair (“balance” is a popular word these days, but it’s not the journalists job to “balance” anything, it’s their job to report it).

Why bother seeing through lead?

If you can’t see through lead, that’s normal. Most people don’t have actual “super vision.” LCC also lacks supervision.

An essay on the “Brother’s of John the Steadfast” website put a pretty fine point on things where one pastor serves in Central District. He raises good points that one would have hoped would be raised at convention. Instead: restructuring. Meh. The Titanic is shuffling the deck chairs.

You can read the essay on the Brothers of John the Steadfast* website. It comes replete with a spitball title: “Ecclesiastical Supervisors as the Devil’s Accomplices.”

Ouch. Forget the spitball, that’s a bean-ball. And right on target.


* John the Steadfast was Luther’s elector (Prince) and defender

note: the opening paragraph of the article outlines a situation in Central District where a congregation turfed its pastor without ecclesiastical cause (which is what’s required). We’ll have a future blog on the situation and on District and Synod’s inaction in the near future.