Started by JoshOsbun, January 19, 2012, 04:43:29 PM
Quote from: Dave Benke on January 20, 2012, 08:57:22 AMHa! I'd like to show him a little length off the tee and a few of my keyboard moves. The length off the tee would be more impressive than the keyboard moves. I don't know why Mr. Mustaine is considered to be headed toward non-completion of the SMP program, Don. Nothing in the article gave me that impression. I'll ask him how he thinks it will go on the 17th hole, with our match all even, just to mess with his head. Then I birdie 18, he hits it out of bounds, and I become the new keyboard guy for MegaLife, the old bald guy in the purple shirt. "Who is that?" they'll ask. "MegaBishop," will be the reply.Interesting sub-unit with regard to the SMP, which is viewed so favorably in the article referenced, and very favorably by any number of folks in the LC-MS, on the one hand. On the other hand, there's a Steadfast article indicating from the author's hearing/perspective at the Symposium this week that Larry Rast, new sem president, is not favorable to SMP at Ft. Wayne. So are we going to have the two seminaries duking it out over SMP, with sides being taken on the convention floor? My answer is a tentative "yes," although I am not at all sure about the Larry Rast commentary, having spoken with him about SMP recently myself. I say "yes" because we need something to fight about, to claim turf about, to take enormous bundles of our time and energy. We are Missouri and this is what we do.Dave Benke
Quote from: Josh Osbun on January 20, 2012, 10:42:47 AMI thought SMP was supposed to help out struggling congregations who couldn't afford a full-time pastor. This congregation already has a full-time pastor. In addition to that, they just spent a ton of money buying a new facility.I thought SMP was supposed to help out those students who were in a position where they could not uproot their family because they had to work a second job since the call they would be receiving would likely be a worker-priest scenario. The founder of an internationally renowned band doesn't quite fit that mold.I didn't post this story because it's a positive thing. This is wrong on so many different levels. It's an abuse of the SMP system. It's thumbing the nose at pastoral formation. It's a mockery of the pastoral office.