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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #525 on: May 16, 2020, 09:42:20 AM »
Do we know when the electors are meeting and when we can expect the results of their votes?
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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #526 on: May 16, 2020, 09:42:36 AM »
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Dave Benke

I'm sorry, but is this a prediction again or has the election been made official and public? Where can a guy look for more info?

Prediction.  Today is the day, as has been listed at the www.csl.edu site.  It just states what has been stated about the electors and that the meeting is today. 

Dave Benke

Thanks.  I thought perhaps I had missed the announcement.  True be told, I have not been following this all that closely -- all I know is what I read here, basically.

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« Reply #527 on: May 16, 2020, 10:03:56 AM »

Larry Rast

Dave Benke

I'm sorry, but is this a prediction again or has the election been made official and public? Where can a guy look for more info?

Prediction.  Today is the day, as has been listed at the www.csl.edu site.  It just states what has been stated about the electors and that the meeting is today. 

Dave Benke
Miriam Webster defines predict as follows 'to declare or indicate in advance'.

Since your post occurred in advance of the actual votes being cast, it is a prediction.

Last anyone checked, being east of the Hudson does not negate Miriam Webster. 8)

Glad to see you agree with Bishop Benke.
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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #528 on: May 16, 2020, 10:23:50 AM »
Do we know when the electors are meeting and when we can expect the results of their votes?
If memory serves me correctly,  a Zoom Bible Study I was a part of this week included a member of the Board of Regents who stated that they would speak with the final candidates today prior to the final deliberations and vote.  No mention of time schedule.

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #529 on: May 16, 2020, 10:26:45 AM »

Larry Rast

Dave Benke

I'm sorry, but is this a prediction again or has the election been made official and public? Where can a guy look for more info?

Prediction.[/b][/i][/u]  Today is the day, as has been listed at the www.csl.edu site.  It just states what has been stated about the electors and that the meeting is today. 

Dave Benke
Miriam Webster defines predict as follows 'to declare or indicate in advance'.

Since your post occurred in advance of the actual votes being cast, it is a prediction.[/font]

Last anyone checked, being east of the Hudson does not negate Miriam Webster. 8)

Glad to see you agree with Bishop Benke.
Don't know a bishop Benke .. but I believe Rev Benke is pastor of St Peter's Lutheran, Brooklyn. 8)

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #530 on: May 16, 2020, 10:33:00 AM »
From the Concordia Saint Louis Facebook page:

Today is an historic day. Electors will vote to issue a call this afternoon for the next president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. As we await news of this decision, which will be shared here and on our website, we offer this prayer:

O God, from Whom comes all holy desires, all good counsel and all just works, we give You thanks that You have brought us to this day. We give You thanks for the leadership and service of Your servant Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, and pray You grant him refreshment and renewal in his retirement. Pour out also Your Spirit of wisdom and understanding upon the next president of Concordia Seminary, that he may equally lead and serve with joy and goodwill. Finally, give to us all, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, in the faith, hope and love that come through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #531 on: May 16, 2020, 11:14:48 AM »
From the Concordia Saint Louis Facebook page:

Today is an historic day. Electors will vote to issue a call this afternoon for the next president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. As we await news of this decision, which will be shared here and on our website, we offer this prayer:

O God, from Whom comes all holy desires, all good counsel and all just works, we give You thanks that You have brought us to this day. We give You thanks for the leadership and service of Your servant Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, and pray You grant him refreshment and renewal in his retirement. Pour out also Your Spirit of wisdom and understanding upon the next president of Concordia Seminary, that he may equally lead and serve with joy and goodwill. Finally, give to us all, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, in the faith, hope and love that come through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


The real question is, what color smoke is appropriate in this situation?

Plaid.

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #532 on: May 16, 2020, 11:25:56 AM »
Prayers ascending!

On Facebook the chair of the regents, Pr. Todd Pepperkorn, posted how he hopes he has enough coffee to get through the interviews of the candidates today and the selection of the new president. What a task!

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #533 on: May 16, 2020, 11:51:33 AM »
From the Concordia Saint Louis Facebook page:

Today is an historic day. Electors will vote to issue a call this afternoon for the next president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. As we await news of this decision, which will be shared here and on our website, we offer this prayer:

O God, from Whom comes all holy desires, all good counsel and all just works, we give You thanks that You have brought us to this day. We give You thanks for the leadership and service of Your servant Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer, and pray You grant him refreshment and renewal in his retirement. Pour out also Your Spirit of wisdom and understanding upon the next president of Concordia Seminary, that he may equally lead and serve with joy and goodwill. Finally, give to us all, Your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, in the faith, hope and love that come through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


The real question is, what color smoke is appropriate in this situation?

Mauve from the previous Synod logo.
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« Reply #534 on: May 16, 2020, 12:06:11 PM »
Will they vote for a possible future for the seminary, or will they vote in hopes of maintaining the past? Stay tuned!

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #535 on: May 16, 2020, 12:10:08 PM »
Will they vote for a possible future for the seminary, or will they vote in hopes of maintaining the past? Stay tuned!

How would that look in your estimation? 
Future = Which candidate(s)?
Past =   Which candidates(s)?

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Re: Nominees for Concordia Seminary President Announced
« Reply #536 on: May 16, 2020, 12:14:56 PM »
Do we know when the electors are meeting and when we can expect the results of their votes?
If memory serves me correctly,  a Zoom Bible Study I was a part of this week included a member of the Board of Regents who stated that they would speak with the final candidates today prior to the final deliberations and vote.  No mention of time schedule.

Interesting observation and methodology.  Unique.

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« Reply #537 on: May 16, 2020, 12:24:23 PM »
Will they vote for a possible future for the seminary, or will they vote in hopes of maintaining the past? Stay tuned!

How would that look in your estimation? 
Future = Which candidate(s)?
Past =   Which candidates(s)?

Dave Benke
It will either be an institutional choice for the past (whether one in line with the Powers That Be in Synod, Inc., or one that would have looked relatively normal in 1983), or it will take the dangerous, future-oriented route and choose someone who might try to lead things in un-pre-approved directions (there's no guarantees here, either that that's what they'll do or that they'd succeed), a move which would draw fire from the Usual Noisy Gang and bunch up many sets of knickers.

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« Reply #538 on: May 16, 2020, 12:57:38 PM »
It will either be an institutional choice for the past (whether one in line with the Powers That Be in Synod, Inc., or one that would have looked relatively normal in 1983)...

An interesting choice of years.  Any reason for the year "1983"?
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« Reply #539 on: May 16, 2020, 01:00:59 PM »
It will either be an institutional choice for the past (whether one in line with the Powers That Be in Synod, Inc.™, or one that would have looked relatively normal in 1983)...

An interesting choice of years.  Any reason for the year "1983"?
Only to avoid the 60s, 70s, and 1984. Too much baggage carried by any of those dates. Also to avoid a year in which a new president was elected (Barth was '82, I believe). Also to hark back to a time that was, while no less fraught, was comparably more stable, socially-speaking.
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