Sunday, May 22, 2011

A New President Survives the Last Day

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!


Anonymous said...

Dr. Larry Rast is a 1990 grad of
Ft. Wayne Sem and Dr. Matt Harrison
is a 1991 grad of Ft. Wayne. Sem.
They hold 2 of the 3 most powerful
positions in the LCMS. Dr. Dale Meyer
holds the other as President of the
St. Louis Sem. He is a 1973 grad of
the St. Louis Sem. As a result
the Fort Wayne alums led St. Louis
by a score of 2 to 1.

Anonymous said...

Just several years ago the St. Louis
alums led Fort Wayne 2 to l.
Dr. Gerald Kieschnick (Springfield
Sem Class of 1970, Dr. Dean Wenthe
(St. Louis Sem Class of 1971) and
Dr. Dale Meyer (St. Louis Sem Class
of 1973)

Anonymous said...

Anon #2. Just several years ago the Cubs won the world series.

Welcome to the new reality.

As Meatloaf lets us know, "two out of three ain't bad"

Rev. Allen Bergstrazer said...

An excellent choice. God bless Dr. Rast in his new position.

P.S. I'm a St. Loose grad and this ratio doesn't bother me a bit.