Started by Brad Everett, July 14, 2011, 05:41:49 PM
Quote from: Brad Everett on July 14, 2011, 08:30:04 PMI doubt that it will ever become "shall perform..." at least not in the near future in part because it will be easier just to leave it as is (assuming the motion passes) and let it develop into an unofficial "official" policy. i.e. as minds change and congregations and individuals leave only those of like mind will be left.
Quote from: Brad Everett on July 14, 2011, 05:41:49 PMNational Bishop Susan Johnson's sermon was more of a public relations message than a proclamation of the Word of God. She reviewed her initiative to encourage "spirited discipleship" in the ELCIC, noting that many people know they need the "spiritual milk" talked about in 1 Peter, they think it is as palatable as beets. She encouraged the gathered to: pray, read, worship, study, serve, give and tell (the various aspects of "spirited discipleship"). It wasn't "bad" but it wasn't a sermon.