WHY DAVID MAIER?
I believe David Maier strikes a great balance. His balance in three areas will serve the Synod well.
David has a balanced view of the pastoral office. Lutheran pastors are neither priests, part of a hierarchy endowed with special powers and authority over and above the laity, nor are they mere humanly devised organizational figures, spiritual coaches. We must guard against both sacerdotalism and “American Evangelicalism.”
I am convinced the present administration has not struck the right balance.