The ELCA will have its triennial Churchwide Assembly this August 5-10, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What’s it like? George A. Lindbeck’s review of the 1993 Churchwide Assembly, “The Church Faithful and Apostate” is still relevant twenty-five years later. Will the ELCA’s turn to sacramental bishops with real power help? See Declan Leary’s “Assembly of U.S. Catholic Bishops Reveals an Ugly, Incompetent Bureaucracy.” Gotta love the last line of her piece which is the title above.