Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Like Coffee Talk After Chapel
Unfortunately, my first experience in the twice annually District Pastoral Conferences has degraded over time. My first experience had Richard Jungkuntz and Howard Tepker going at it in a full blown argument (gentlemanly) over the gifts of the Spirit and the charismatic movement within the LCMS. Good stuff! I remember having the likes of Richard John Neuhaus, William Lazareth, and other "big" names speak to us and challenge us. I remember having the Synod President come and speak to us pastorally (Ralph Bohlmann was particularly pointed to us about the Gospel after a devotion that was hardly Law and mostly nothing -- memorable but still very pastoral!).