Started by Terry W Culler, October 06, 2010, 08:51:56 AM
Quote from: Dadoo on October 09, 2010, 09:17:46 AMGeorge, where ever you have found yourself, lead your church. Yes, you! You do not need to be ordained to be a leader. Teach Sunday school but without malice or agenda, just teach it honestly. Become known as a wise and trustworthy presence that people want to listen to and want to respect. Lead your congregation from within and trust that if you are faithful to the word of God that God will use whatever happens there for a blessed purpose.
Quote from: Charles_Austin on October 09, 2010, 03:39:32 PMMy point is quite simple. Suppose a church and/or its pastor "chooses" not to engage the question of sexuality.
Quote from: ptmccain on October 09, 2010, 03:44:43 PMI was going to respond to Charles, but I thought better of it, when my reprogramming at the ALPB "reorientation camp" took over and I started meditating using Bishop Barbie's goddess beads.
Quote from: Charles_Austin on October 09, 2010, 04:23:47 PMMr. Erdner asks:How did this discussion of the ELCA's ill-conceived policies regarding sex get twisted into being about pastors not engaging the question of sexuality? I respond with the answer:Mr. Erdner wrote earlier: The fact of the matter is, at the church I am a member of, "the issue" is a non-issue. And today he writes: Of course pastors need to preach and teach what the Bible says about sexual behaviour. That's how.
Quote from: Charles_Austin on October 09, 2010, 10:44:42 PMMr. Erdner writes:After all, what the ELCA's Social Statements say and what the Bible says have nothing to do with each other. They are two totally separate and unrelated things. I comment:And if you truly believe that, then that is the exact reason you should want your ELCA congregation to be talking about it, the way many others are. But if one lacks the guts to do that....