The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has traditionally served a peculiar function in the Church Universal: reminding Christians who are mostly disposed to forget it that truth matters, and that to express a false unity is a lie. This is a witness especially needed in this post-modern age, in which the Church increasingly seems willing to stand for anything- and thus ends up standing for nothing.
But as Matthew Block observes, recently-reelected LCMS President Matt Harrison has added a new dimension that has often been missing from that witness: a recognition that honesty also requires the acknowledgement of that in which we do honestly agree.
Good for him.
HT: Real Clear Religion