How does LCMC differ from the NALC (North American Lutheran Church) which CORE is starting? Two of many differences: 1. The NALC will be led by a bishop who alone can install his successor into office. 2. In the NALC the national assembly will include all pastors and bishops as delegates and “approximately an equal number […]
“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 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.”