John Lomperis of the IRD has posted "a non-comprehensive summary of key highlights from the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church"
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Quote from: Boris on February 11, 2016, 08:22:02 AM
Don't expect anything deeply theological out of this meeting.
If the Pope and the Patriarch issue any joint statement at all, expect it to be on a non-theogical topic. For instance, they might issue a joint statement against terrorism or something like that. They will not touch any issue related to the Papacy or the filioque I am certain.
Quote from: Charles Austin on July 21, 2015, 04:43:34 AM
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dr. Becker.
Remember the classic old-timey
movie villain, twirling his mustache
while laughing "Nyah-ha-ha-ha-
haaaaaa"? Did you know he's
Well, no, he's not, as far as I know.
That's just kinda the way Matthew
Harrison, president of the Lutheran
Church-Missouri Synod, comes off in
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Quote from: Charles Austin on July 14, 2015, 10:33:15 PM
But, folks, let us look at reality. Outside the contentious realm of this modest forum life goes on. The majority of the nation either rejoices in the decision of the court or is prepared to honor it. It is clear that the acceptance of gay married couples is increasing in most segments of society.
The cake incident, or any of the other kerfuffles sending dust bunnies rolling across some counties will fade away.
And perhaps we can get on to the real problems causing misery for so many of our neighbors.
Quote from: Charles Austin on July 13, 2015, 03:12:48 AM
Someone may "simply believe," even appealing to God almighty, that it is alright to beat your child with a switch until he bruises and bleeds because he failed to empty the dishwasher. Will you rush to support that parent?
Quote from: peter_speckhard on July 12, 2015, 11:48:30 PM
As long as you refuse to acknowledge the difference between a client and an event, your comments won't address the issue.
Quote from: Brian Stoffregen on June 14, 2015, 12:15:27 AM
I don't believe that the NALC has created any documents on ... ecumenical relationships.
Quote from: Michael Slusser on May 04, 2015, 11:00:08 AM
The question of the dignity of human life, always to be respected, is of urgent relevance, as are issues regarding the family, marriage and sexuality, that may not be set aside or ignored for fear of jeopardising the ecumenical consensus already received. It would be a pity if new confessional differences were to be consolidated with regard to these important questions".
Faith Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Marriage and Religious Liberty
April 23, 2015
WASHINGTON—A few days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the rights of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, more than 30 religious leaders representing diverse faith communities throughout the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment to marriage and religious freedom. An open letter entitled "The Defense of Marriage and the Right of Religious Freedom: Reaffirming a Shared Witness" was issued to all in positions of public service on April 23. ....
Quote from: Fletch on February 13, 2015, 07:44:08 PM
$4million, 7 days. Complete. It is finished.
Quote from: Dave Likeness on February 13, 2015, 07:59:52 PM
On Feb. 6, 2015, President Harrison also stated:
"Since four years ago, we have reduced staffing in the
International Center (Purple Palace in St. Louis) by 70.
Bottom Line: With the reduction of 70 jobs, the LCMS
payroll is much less.
Quote from: Charles Austin on February 11, 2015, 07:59:47 PM
in other words, these are men of long years of experience in service to the synod. presumably they have gained some wisdom over those years. And you're happy to be rid of them? Nice.
A prominent and long-serving bishop recently told me that in just a couple of years, virtually all the active pastors in the ELCA will have no personal memory of or involvement in the previous church bodies. He believes this will help the "unity" of the ELCA, for some are still remembering (or lamenting the loss of) the predecessor church bodies or have not caught on to how the ELCA works, and the younger pastors are more "fully formed" within the culture and processes of the ELCA.
We are sorry to share with you that Pastor John Beem died on Friday after a rather
long battle with cancer. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 am at Living Word,
with a visitation the night before at Anderson's Funeral Home in Alexandria from 4-7
pm. We are trying to get the word out to the many pastors who had been associated
with him over the years. If you know of anyone else that would appreciate getting
this information please pass it to them.
Grace and Peace to you ~ Wendy Mayland, Faith Lutheran Church Administrative Assistant
Quote from: Richard Johnson on November 18, 2014, 04:11:25 PM
So what could have been an interesting discussion has degenerated on the first page to traditional attacks on Roman Catholic theology and arguments about Greek verbs. Too bad.
Quote from: Charles Austin on October 09, 2014, 12:34:41 PM
How terrific it is that the Vatican is inviting Catholic laypeople to tell of their experiences in marriage.
SSI Augsburg President, Julian Kritz: "We would like to thank the school's administration for overturning student governments decision. By doing so the school showed that it stands by it's mission of diversity and inclusion."