Another convention is nearing in Houston - Houston in July! I often wonder how the work we are called to do gets done. Surely, the Holy Spirit is active in and through the Word and Sacraments - but I mean humanly speaking. We are a synod that is divided in several places along foundational lines. The authority of Scripture is the big one. Until those that seek to make the Scriptures just another in a long line of self help books depart for their own little denomination - we will fight an up hill battle. God direct the work of this convention for His glory and to the saving of many through faith in Christ.