Congrats to old friend Dr. Larry Rast upon his election to the Presidency of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. While no surprise, I know that nothing is as predictable as surprise. Also, I think it bodes well for the Seminary since he survived what was his first day, that being the day that was supposed to the be the last... Blessings to Larry and to the whole crew at the Fort.
BTW there were those who thought that perhaps the time had come to bring in an outsider and shake up things... personally, I think that it is foolish to shake up things when things are going well and they are certainly going well at CTS, where mission, seminary training, pastoral formation, use of technology, and appeal across the oceans have combined to make it a great place, indeed.
Finally, HT to Tampani Simojoki upon receiving his STM from my alma mater, CTS!