“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 Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and 11 ELCA officials are on a Feb 3-17 junket to Europe. Landing first in London, Hanson spent an hour with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who then spoke “briefly” with the others. After their photo-op with the ABC, the ELCAers are hopping over to Istanbul, Rome, and Geneva. […]
“The threat of H1N1 did not prevent Bishop Thomas Aitken (NE MN Synod) from participating in worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth. As a precautionary measure, those in attendance were directed to check their neighbor’s temperature at regular intervals throughout the service.”