The LCMS used to have a Commission on Liturgics and Hymnology.
More from Pr. Peters…
Some of those whom we might call experts, have an expertise which is too far removed from experience to be fruitful or useful. I am not trashing experts but suggesting that some things are too important to be left only to the experts. One of those things is the worship life of the parish. While I do not presume to be an expert here, I do believe I possess a bit more knowledge than average. The perspective of what I think I know has been shaped by more than 30 years of preaching and presiding in a Lutheran parish setting. There some things to be learned there that cannot be taught in an academic setting or learned from books.