Thursday, March 27, 2008

If the service tells us about a church body ...

what does this say about the LCMS?

If the way we find out about a church body is through their worship, what does the worship at a random LCMS congregation say about what we believe, think, and confess?

Not a cherry-picked congregation. Not one where the congregation and pastor are specifically identified as confessional. Maybe a congregation chosen at random from the LCMS directory.

If you were introducing someone to the LCMS, would you be comfortable doing it this way? I wouldn't. But what does this say about the fellowship in which we live? Does our (collective) worship express what we believe? Is there a discord there?

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