Saturday, December 01, 2007

Help Wanted

The following advertisement appears in the latest (December 2007) issue of The Lutheran magazine:
EXECUTIVE for DISCERNMENT OF CONTEXTUAL AND THEOLOGICAL ISSUES, Office of the Presiding Bishop — will exercise considerable discretion and judgment in serving as executive assistant to the presiding bishop; assisting in both taking the initiative on and responding to current theological, ecumenical, and social/cultural issues and trends; serves as a theological resource to the officers of this church and is responsible overseeing the response to correspondence of the presiding bishop. Chicago-based. For a full-job description or to apply visit www.elca.org/employment or contact ELCA, Human Resources, 8765 W. Higgins Rd, Chicago, IL 60631; 800-638-3522 ext 2986; E-mail: letty.villalon@elca.org. Apply by Dec. 15, 2007.
As a courtesy, Shellfish provides a link to the full job description for the Executive for Discernment of Contextual and Theological Issues. We don't want you thinking we made it up.

2 comments:

Cap'n Bill said...

Shrimp;
Perhaps I'm just too partisan, too something-or-other, but what is this? Does Hanson think that if he has a specialist in trends he can get the good ship ELCA through the coming storm in better shape that TEC's Schori?

Or what is this? Someone put a positive spin on it so those who have given up on the ELCA are not confirmed in their thinking that Hanson is hiring a director of thought police, making spin an official portfolio?

Shrimp said...

Cap'n, I see a lot of big words, each word dripping of high bureaucracy. I'm just a pinheaded shrimp. You expect me to interpret it? I think we find a clue in two phrases within all that bafflegab: "executive assistant to the presiding bishop" (which sounds like a saner title for this position) and "overseeing the response to correspondence of the presiding bishop." But what this means beyond reading the PB's mail, I dunno.'

Shrimp

The good ship ELCA...

The good ship ELCA...
Or the Shellfish blog...