Gustaf Wingren (1910-2000) was no ivory tower theologian. He spoke out about the necessary consequences of the gospel for the church. A recent review article on Wingren shines light on many of his achievements but neglects his strong defense of Lutheran ministry over against those traditions which require a sacramental, hierarchical episcopate (Lutheran Quarterly 23:2, […]
The key verse is 2 Timothy 3:16. In the early church: “The scriptures were not the only ancient writings that were believed to be inspired by God.” So what’s inspired and what’s not? Kalin has shown that “in the early church inspiration applied not only to all scripture, but also to the Christian community, as […]
Remember CCM? That horse-trading deal in which Episcopalians agreed “to study” the Lutheran Confessions in exchange for the ELCA’s adoption of the sacramental historic episcopate? Look at what happened Saturday, Feb 13th. Three ELCA bishops attended the ordination of the new Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota, the Right Rev Brian Prior. The grand pageant was held […]
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, recently gave a speech on economics at Trinity Episcopal Church on Wall Street. He denounced materialism, but one of his respondents, Susan Lee, a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal editor, warned against clergy who ignore the moral need for wealth creation. “Perhaps the biggest gap comes […]
“Haiti has received billions of dollars in foreign aid over the last 50 years, and yet it remains the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere….Why? Because Haiti’s culture is powerfully influenced by its religion, voodoo,” writes Lawrence Harrison in “Haiti and the Voodoo Curse,” in the WSJ. Read more here.