M. Z. Hemingway, who wrote that Wall Street Journal piece on the “Issues, Etc.” controversy is now blogging at Augsburg1530 on the subject, with much more to say.
Save the LCMS crunches some disturbing financial data.
Great lines from Anthony Sacramone at First Things:
It takes a lot to get Lutherans to shift into activist mode. We pretty much believe if you’re agitated about something, you’re probably a Baptist. And any kind of ventilation (like breathing) is frowned upon for fear of a charismatic renewal. So believe me, Issues, Etc. is going to come back in some form, somewhere. It’s just not a good idea to get Lutherans angry. Last time this happened, historians ended up calling it the Thirty Years War.
And Kelly draws a simply devastating cartoon.