Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It’s Time

There’s a new web site devoted to Pastor Matt Harrison’s paper “It’s Time: LCMS Unity and Mission.” Besides the paper itself, there’s also information about his book Christ Have Mercy, a copy of his Vitae, a bio, and a link to his blog Mercy Journeys With Pastor Harrison.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Pastor Harrison is the Executive Director of LCMS World Relief-Human Care. If you take a trip over to his blog, you’ll get a good idea of who he is, since he provides a nice mix of theology and personal interest items on his blog. (If you like jazz as well as the banjo, Pastor Harrison plays a pretty mean banjo, which you can view as well.)

If I haven’t already mentioned it, Pastor Harrison would make an excellent choice for Synod President in 2010.

I recommend you read his “It’s Time” paper. The paper is a response to the suggestions of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Synod Structure and Governance, which he wrote “as an alternative rooted in theology rather than the law to bring about positive change in the Lord’s church.” What’s really nice is that it’s available as an mp3 download, read by Pastor Harrison himself, so you can listen to the paper while you’re out on your run or driving to work. A study guide is also available for download.

It looks like the site will undergo further development as time goes on, so check back again later as well.

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