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Conservatives' pick wins Lutheran denomination's presidency (Teddy Roosevelt?)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 14, 2010 | TIM TOWNSEND

Posted on 07/16/2010 7:09:47 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

HOUSTON • Delegates of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod elected on Tuesday as its president the denomination's director of disaster response, a candidate backed by its more conservative members.

The Rev. Matthew Harrison of Ballwin received 54 percent of the vote for the three-year term. He defeated the incumbent, the Rev. Gerald Kieschnick, who received 45 percent and who had served three terms.

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events
KEYWORDS: lcms; lutherans
Call me crazy but the new LCMS president looks just like Teddy Roosevelt. Our own Charles Henrickson most likely can fill us in on the details of this story but who could ever guess that the LCMS leader would be carved on Mt. Rushmore.


1 posted on 07/16/2010 7:09:50 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: bcsco; Charles Henrickson

Hey, better to look like TR than Jimmy Carter.


2 posted on 07/16/2010 7:10:59 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bully! Just bully!


3 posted on 07/16/2010 7:15:11 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: PJ-Comix

Bully! Just bully!


4 posted on 07/16/2010 7:15:25 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

The president I look most like is James Garfield.


5 posted on 07/16/2010 7:26:50 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: PJ-Comix

Because he has been dead for 129 years?


6 posted on 07/16/2010 7:38:34 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: PJ-Comix
If you want a real treat, ead Harrison's bood, Christ Have Mercy. It is EXCELLENT--and lays out how the Body of Christ, by Christ's own example, MUST be an agent of mercy in the world. But in being such an agent, it must NEVER become OF the world, as so many churches seem to have in this post-modern day world.

Harrison is a true shepherd--willing to go anywhere to feed His sheep, yet the "food" he offers is the WORD--presented with power and without apologies! His election is a true answer to the prayers of many powerful prayer warriors!

7 posted on 07/16/2010 7:43:05 PM PDT by milagro
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Uh--instead of suggesting that you "ead Harrison's bood", may I change that to "read Harrison's book."

Bad keyboard! Bad, bad!

8 posted on 07/16/2010 7:51:26 PM PDT by milagro
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To: PJ-Comix

Praise be to God that he was elected. The LCMS has moved in the wrong direction these past 9 years. Harrison will be able to right its course. A whole slate of conservatives were elected to the different boards too. A real sea change. Thankfully


9 posted on 07/16/2010 8:03:50 PM PDT by TexasKate
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To: PJ-Comix

!!BULLY!!

10 posted on 07/17/2010 5:48:04 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: milagro
Uh--instead of suggesting that you "ead Harrison's bood", may I change that to "read Harrison's book."

And here I thought you were writing in Cymraeg...

11 posted on 07/17/2010 5:52:09 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: TexasKate; Cletus.D.Yokel; Charles Henrickson

This truly is good news. Charles, you represented us well...


12 posted on 07/17/2010 5:53:35 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: bcsco; TexasKate; Charles Henrickson; milagro

Not excited, just yet.

The tide came in in 2001. Many, many, many policies and acts of the Jay-Effers were instituted and, for a large part, The SanLuigi crew became the “benevolent big brother” to the congregations.

It will take tact, poise and reason to reset the “constitutional republic” that is the LCMS on the correct path (ortho-synodos [my word]).

The confessional laity needs to help in the catechesis end. Specifically, we need to be able to point out that what is (will be) happening is not politically motivated but a return to the doctrines of the church.


13 posted on 07/17/2010 6:18:53 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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Yes, but it’s a start. There’s another thread where folks are bemoaning the fact we didn’t formally break all association with the ELCA. Good grief. Everyone wants it all, right now.

We have a lot of work to do. And, as you point out, it must be done smartly. But this gives us a beginning, and we must do God’s work. I’ll take our wins when they come.


14 posted on 07/17/2010 6:24:48 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Praise God!!!!


15 posted on 07/17/2010 6:25:45 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: bcsco
This truly is good news. Charles, you represented us well...

Okay so Charles didn't become the LCMS president but...he made it possible for there to be a new LCMS president.

16 posted on 07/17/2010 7:04:05 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: milagro

Just a thought here but is Matthew Harrison related to President Benjamin Harrison? If so, it would be ironic since he looks like President Theodore Roosevelt.


17 posted on 07/17/2010 7:07:36 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: PJ-Comix
Okay so Charles didn't become the LCMS president but...he made it possible for there to be a new LCMS president.

Of course. I'm confident of his vote.

18 posted on 07/17/2010 7:10:53 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Pretty big beard you have. Do you sleep “in” or “out” at night?


19 posted on 07/17/2010 7:13:11 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: bcsco

It used to be a lot longer. When I first grew my beard many years ago, I let it go almost a year without trimming. It reached about halfway down to my bellybutton. I could actually feel it on my stomach when I went to sleep. However, I trimmed it to about James Garfield level when I started being confused with ZZ Top. The strange thing is that I suffer recurrent nightmares (about 3 or 4 times per year) about losing my beard. This happened again just a few weeks ago. As always, the moment I woke up I grabbed it for reassurance.


20 posted on 07/17/2010 9:10:31 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: PJ-Comix

Interesting. But, do you sleep “in” or “out” at night. Inquiring minds and all... :)


21 posted on 07/17/2010 9:26:41 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: bcsco

Out. Anyway my beard is too short now to sleep “in.” And even when it was long enough, I always slept out.


22 posted on 07/17/2010 9:33:07 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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