The surgical strike carried out by the current hierarchy of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod against its radio programme and podcast Issues, Etc., and the ensuing institutional Orwellian newspeak to explain and defend it against the uproar from LCMS clergy, laity and non-Lutherans alike, have made clear the full nature of their efforts to run the Synod like a corporation trying to survive by re-packaging and re-making its product to achieve the sales numbers of competitors with similar products rather than follow the Great Commission of Christ to Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you (MT 28:19-20), and have also called forth an even greater resistance both on the Internet and IRL (in real life) to this substitution of secular corporate marketing with a product make-over for evangelical outreach with the faith and practice of our Lutheran Confessions and an even greater dedication to that evangelical outreach to those who presently do not confess it as well as nourishing those who do with the faith and practice of our Lutheran Confessions.
I fervently urge any and all readers of this blog to go to the sidebar near the top and click on the link under the title "Reformissional Resistance". That blog and those listed on a blogroll on its sidebar titled "Reformissional Resistance" (from which I borrowed the title) are your central point for the latest on this, shall we say, critical event.
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