Thursday, January 21, 2010
New Articles at Jesus First Web Site
I'm not sure why, but in the last year or so I have been promptly reminded by Jesus First via email each time they update their online newsletter. Perhaps I'm on a synodical mass mailing. At any rate I pass on to you a note that they have once again published a couple of articles, although I don't see anything too worthy of comment. It seems mainly 'boilerplate' material for them - trying to remove any suspicion about the efforts of the current administration, especially with regard to the colossal restructuring of the Synod slated for the upcoming convention this summer, and Charles Mueller's usual labeling and categorizing for LCMS churches and pastors. His latest effort concerns how LCMS churches approach "change." The theme addresses the upcoming convention also. Putting the best construction on his words the appeal seems to be for civility and open minded discussion about matters to be discussed. That's certainly not something against which you would want to argue. On the other hand, having witnessed convention politics at its best (and worst!) in 2004, and having also witnessed the very tactical attacks and maneuvering of the Jesus First political machine, forgive me if I am skeptical and a bit wary.