Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Well, What Do You Know?

How about this? Headline from an Iowa newspaper: Churches place value on tradition

Here's one quote from the story:
I haven't really kept track of trends but from our standpoint, where I'm at in the congregations I serve, we tend to look at the liturgy as conveying the goods that people need to hear for growth in their faith in Jesus Christ," [LCMS Pastor Keith] Brusteun said. "I want more people to come but my main goal is always to be faithful to the message and let the Lord worry about the numbers so much."
It's not a matter of Traditionalism, nor is it tradition for its own sake. No, in fact, it's very much a Jesus thing. God gives His gifts to His people. The Divine serves His people. Divine Service. Get it? :-)