Norman Teigen has left a new comment on your post "The FIC Church and Chicanery Count: March Issue":
I think that WELZ is the only Lutheran synod that does not include the word 'Lutheran' in the title of the official house organ. I am thinking of: The Lutheran, The Lutheran Witness, The Lutheran Sentinel.
Why is this so?
(although I am member of the ELS, I am not to be considered as a spokesman for the ELS).
GJ - Norm and readers - if you look at my stealth list on the left - The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name - you will find many examples from the Church and Chicaneries.
Lyle Schaller and other experts have advised them that denominational labels are a downer for the I-hate-church group targeted by Becoming Missional or Emerging Church. The targeted people need bad Rock and Roll music and gourmet coffee, but no confessional identity.
Why do you think that Ski's sandbox is called The CORE? The really trendy folks get rid of the church name, too.
No one really objected when the change was being made by the Changers. You could have heard an ant wetting cotton during the debate, because there was none. The Conference of Pussycats blinked once or twice and took another nap, dreaming of another Schwan to come along.
The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence
Bethany Lutheran Church.