ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (NE Ohio) frets over the deficit in her synod. She asks: Are laity redirecting their giving out of “principled or punitive” reasons? And further: “What do we do? Compete with the mega-churches? Jettison the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed to be more accessible? Preach a ‘health and wealth’ gospel that promises […]
Bishop Tom Aitken (NE MN) is all for change on gay sex. He defends the ELCA’s August 2009 vote to approve partnered GLBT clergy. He says it’s like “when the early church believers met and voted to do something totally new and scary.” Aitken was referring to the decision to allow male Gentiles, or non-Jews, […]
“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.”
Lutheran Bishop Munib Younan (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land) was a big fan of Yassar Arafat. Arafat is gone, but the Lutheran embrace of the Palestinian agenda continues, as Mark Tooley reports here.