Following #ELCACWA while making first day of school breakfast! #churchnerd (@ The Parsonage) http://t.co/pHslQSb3J5
— Scott Alan Johnson (@saj_nachfolge) August 14, 2013
|Bishop Jessica Crist, Montana Synod, ELCA|
|Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Northeastern Ohio Synod|
As I prepared breakfast (bacon, scrambled eggs & toast to
|Bishop Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop, ELCA|
When I sent out that tweet this morning, I included the hashtag as if it were something for which I should feel a little bit of chagrin or shame. Yeah, it's a little bit of geeky wonder to get charged up listening to pastors talk about their faith and how they might lead our church into the future. But honestly, we should be proud to be church nerds. We should be proud to have such capable, committed, passionate leaders in our church - and we should be particularly proud that over half the roster of seven and three of the final four were women. In a faith where the largest body of believers still prohibits women from seeking the priesthood, and where almost every other Lutheran body also excludes women from ordained ministry, we have given the world ample evidence that women can and should be leaders in the body of Christ. If that isn't reason enough to be a church nerd, I don't know what is.
Come on - let's be #churchnerds together. Get your geek on for your faith, even if your church isn't electing new leadership this week. Ain't no shame in flying your colors proud. If you need me, I'll be glued to the computer. Next ballot comes up in four hours or so.