So, a synod with no “national funding model” for :




The Home Office,


is now going to vote on whether to devise one for a program begun in the 1930’s to delay ordination and try to solve the (see if this sounds familiar) lack of available congregations for candidates, a program that has become almost a parody of itself (men being forced to consecrate the sacrament in direct violation of our confession and the vicarage program rules; men being placed in positions where the ‘supervising pastor’ is 100 or more miles away; men being forced, after serving as a pastor in a sister church body, to officially be a ‘vicar’ here for a year until they can become rostered, even though they are already ordained; and the list goes on, and on…), and a program that is by no means required in scripture or the confessions; the new system for which would add enormous responsibilities to the already overworked council of presidents (why don’t we just make them responsible for the oil spill in the gulf while we’re at it),  has no actual rationale founded in facts, research, or anything beyond some guy’s idea that “hey this might be cool”.

(I did it all in one sentence.  Neat.)

Yeah, that’s a good idea.

I’m so glad I’m not paying attention to this convention thing.  Back to spending time with my family, and working on a revision to catechesis for next year.


2 Responses to “Seriously?”

  1. Say Lincoln, could you direct me to the “smoking gun” where folks on the Jesus First side of the aisle are telling delegates to vote for the BRTFLSMFT if, and only if, Kieschnick gets reelected? Please tell me you have this in writing. It would be SUCH a damning indictment of the whole restructuring racket!

    • forestboar Says:

      I never said they did. You can read about that accusation in a few articles written by Mrs. Hemmingway on the BJS website. That’s all I know about it.

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