In days gone by, the pastors who served at Lutheran congregations generally did not try to appear to be “cool,” “hip,” or, in any other way, did they attempt to be a part of the youth culture that was prevalent among the young people of their parishes at the time.
I doubt that these pastors were mean or cruel in any way. I am certain that there were, among the pastors of the 19th and most of the 20th centuries, flashes of righteous anger and/or flares of temper when children were misbehaving or some illicit or disruptive behaviors were going on. That was certainly the case in the pastors that served my family. But, I imagine, most of these pastors . . . Read All