Gottesdienst is the journal of Lutheran liturgy. We seek to be faithful to the Biblical tradition of the confessional and historic Lutheran faith.
The Gospel Lesson this upcoming Sunday for the Historic Lectionary (Trinity 17) ends with these words from our Lord: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 14:11).
I'm not a fan of our polity. I agree with the fathers of the Lutheran confessions that the church would be best served by sticking to the traditional polity of the church.