Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Can the PCA Learn from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod? 2010 LCMS Election of Rev. Matthew Harrison
I've been following from a distance the goings on in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I saw this clip over at Gene Veith's blog, Cranach and decided to post it.
For those who don't know there's been a struggle in the LCMS between those who wish to move in the direction of broad evangelicalism and those who wish to remain confessional. The new president, Rev. Matthew Harrison, is a confessional minister and this is his acceptance speech. It is a very gracious and humble speech.
For us in the PCA who are divided over the Strategic Plan, this speech illustrates the only basis on which unity and reconciliation can take place. It would be nice to hear a similar speech from those on the Cooperative Ministries Committee (CMC).
Postscript: Go to this link for an explanation as to the momentous nature of Rev. Harrison's election: Revolution in the LCMS Cranach: The Blog of Veith