Started by 1Ptr5v67, July 21, 2008, 08:38:08 AM
Quote from: Padre Dave Poedel, STS on July 21, 2008, 11:33:10 PMWill the mainline survive because there are alive and vibrant congregations in the denomination?
Quote from: Pr. Jerry Kliner on July 22, 2008, 12:48:18 PMPerhaps, like the mainline, we too will consolidate: Anglo-catholics and "high Church"/Evangelical catholic Lutherans for instance. Or maybe we will be forced to realign with other global ecclesial bodies like what is happening in the Anglican communion. Some, doubtless, will choose the "independent" route.
Quote from: Paul L. Knudson on July 22, 2008, 10:34:01 PMI for one hope those of you who dream of some cross denominational coming together of Evangelical Catholics with an eventual return to Rome might consider a slightly different path. I would hope that you could see you have more in common with Word Alone types than you may think. Go back to Braaten and Jenson's two volume work on Dogmatics, and you will find a major chapter on the atonement by Gerhard Forde.We who treasure our confessional routes not for nostalgia sake but for impelling our witness and service do differ in our ecclesiological understandings. I hope our working together, however, is not short lived and that we then split into our more pure camps. In the immediate future we are needed to bring common voice. Some of us believe we need each other long term also. I believe Steven Tibbits and I could actually enjoy some good times over some good beer, German or domestic, and the Kingdom would be extended by both of us being in the same communion.