Wednesday, August 4, 2010
President-Elect Harrison Interviewed by Reporter
What can Harrison do? He can be himself. He can speak like the Lutheran he is. He can act like the Lutheran he is. He can appoint other Lutherans to speak and act as the Lutherans they are. That will do wonders for our synod, I think. After all, Lutheranism is pretty cool stuff. That whole "justified by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone" business is awesome. The Gospel is superbly refreshing to sinners in desperate need of a Savior. Lutheranism is where it's at! Harrison can promote it by confessing it, by living it out, by teaching it, by practicing it, by encouraging it, and by appointing others to do the same.
After nearly a decade of having the doctrines and practices of Americanized Evangelicalism promoted from on high, it will be refreshing to this Lutheran to just hear and see Lutheranism promoted. And, it will be good for our synod. We are, after all, a Lutheran synod, and it will be meet, right, and salutary to have, well, Lutheranism promoted by our leaders.
That's what Harrison can do. He can be the Lutheran he is. If this interview is any indication of what we can expect in the future, I would say that President-elect Harrison is off to a good start and that we are in for a real treat with him at the helm.