Thank you for the first issue of Let’s Talk, and for the vision that underlies this new journal. I believe and hope that it will be able to make an important contribution to theological conversation to undergird mission in the Metro Chicago Synod. Indeed, what this journal proposes to do is what has been severely lacking, “…discussion of significant issues…from a theological perspective.” And especially valuable is that “this will not be a vehicle for promoting the latest program or recipe for ministry, but we will critique and debate the fundamental theological assumptions that inform ministry.”
We at the Center [for Parish Development] are always enthusiastic about identifying partners who come out of an explicitly theological orientation and are passionate about the church’s present and future witness and mission. Again, thanks for this new endeavor!
Dale A. Ziemer
Senior Consultant, The Center for Parish Development
Thank you for the second issue Let’s Talk! I enjoy reading it, but wonder if the time has not come when you need to issue a sequel titled Let’s Act. If you fail to do that, people will draw the conclusion that pastors and AIMs are all talk and no action. That would be a very wrong conclusion.
Richard K. Kaeske
Pastor of St. Mark’s, Waukegan