Saturday, December 6, 2014
Fact is, there are two of us who are part of this blog. The one who controls most of the content of this blog is a former WELS member who still has family members in the WELS. WD1 is gifted with computers and internet searches. She's able to find much more that's documented about WELS than this old pastor ever could on his own.
Yes, WD2 is a pastor with a number of decades in the WELS ministry. I've appreciated the recent efforts of the Intrepid Lutherans editors and Matthias at Polluted WELS to sound the alarm on the dangerous territory some within our church body seem intent on stepping. Yet, as you can tell from our earliest posts, we don't intend WELS Documented to be a WELS-negative blog. We'd like this blog to simply be a place where you can information about what's going on in the WELS.
WD1 and WD2 work independently from one another. We don't have editorial meetings and we don't spend hours mapping out the direction of this blog. So from time to time you may even find the two of us disagreeing respectfully. What WD1 posts may not be what WD2 would post, but if it's about what's happening in WELS, then it's fair game to report and discuss.
WELS Documented, I'm sure, will evolve from day to day since we really don't have a business plan for it. That said, WD2 would love for this blog to be a grass roots blog. We welcome people from around the WELS to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us what's happening in your congregation, circuit, and conference. Whatever you tell us, though, you must be able to document. We can only discuss that which we know to be true.
We aren't trying to be a competitor of Forward in Christ. It is the official magazine of the WELS. Let's face it, FIC would never consider publishing anything critical of the WELS. Though we don't want to only be negative here, constructive criticism is necessary for any organization, even the WELS.
For reasons of our own, neither of us intend to reveal our identities at this time. This may change, especially for me, but for now we simply wish to facilitate the exchange of information and discussion.