Less obvious, Don Patterson is running for SP in two years, with Gurgle support.
Some people visited a former church somewhere. WELS. Small-town. Big celebration. Loud rock band in the service. Lots of money spent on the church. They now have a soul cafe. Sound familiar? It sounds familiar to Huebner too. He has a soul cafe but pretends to be high church (for WELS, at least).
Everything is adiaphora in WELS. Most of worship is adiaphora, according to SP-in-Waiting Don Patterson's lay leader.
But isn't it a bit Babtist to have the pastor invite people to "Come to the Lord"?
The lack of a robe is just what Mark Jeske models at Time of Gath. Parlow too, except he called it a rob.
Has anyone caught Ski in a robe?
The cancer has jumped from the main centers and traveled into the backwoods. Doctrine is not adiaphora, a matter of indifference, but WELS has been indifferent about doctrine for decades. That is the result or cause of unionism.
Jim Huebner mocked the efficacy of the Word in print, proven with verbatim quotations (cited of course in this blog) and yet was elected to the second highest position in WELS. Perhaps that office is not worth a bucket of warm spit at the moment, but it does show how indifferent WELS can be about the "one thing needful." But - as long as it is glowing and growing... Oh? It isn't? I guess God does not bless those who violate the First Table of the Ten Commandments.
When I wrote about this in the 1980s, I was a "legalist" (Valleskey) and exaggerating.