“Jesus invites each of us to climb on his shoulders so he can carry us from sinfulness to God’s eternal grace. It is by faith that each of us chooses whether to climb on Jesus’ shoulders and let him take us there,” writes an ELCA pastor in The Lutheran (March 2010, p.3). This article is […]
“It is not judgmental to identify smoking tobacco as harmful. We agree it is not judgmental but loving to encourage people to stop smoking,” writes Merton Strommen. To see how this applies to same-sex behaviors, read here.
ELCA Bishop Peter Rogness reports to the ELCA Conference of Bishops that our post, “Lutherans: Hands Off!” — is much-ado-about-nothing. To the contrary, it’s much-ado-about-the-main-thing: The touch which alone gives bishops the special grace to ordain other clergy and make Christ present in the Eucharist. Rogness doesn’t get it. His report shows he’s uninformed about […]
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, […]