Conservative insurgency topples Missouri Synod president

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HOUSTON (RNS) Delegates of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on Tuesday (July 13) elected the denomination’s director of disaster response as president, a candidate backed by its more conservative members. The Rev. Matthew Harrison received 54 percent of the vote for the three-year term, defeating three-term incumbent the Rev. Gerald Kieschnick, who received 45 percent. Harrison’s […]

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