Started by Mel Harris, March 22, 2007, 04:43:27 AM
QuoteThe aim of the LWF task force appointed by the LWF Council in 2004 is not to give a Lutheran position on the issue of marriage, family and sexuality, but to provide guidelines on how the member churches can deal with discussion around this issue, the general secretary stressed.The task force will present to this year's Council a report titled "The Proposed Guidelines and Processes for Respectful Dialogue" to help member churches discuss the changing realities in relation to marriage, family and sexuality in the world today.
QuoteHe appealed for assistance from the global communion, "holding the preaching of the gospel in the United States accountable, for it being the crucifying gospel of God's radical grace in Christ through faith rather than some other distortion of the gospel that we so now export and is pure heresy."
Quote from: MEKoch on April 06, 2007, 03:16:06 PMThe Society for the Holy Trinity is going to spend three years looking at the 'marks of the church.' I think in those basic Lutheran marks you will find an answer. Have we traded the Gospel for a bowl of cultural pottage? Michael Koch
Quote from: Mel Harris on March 22, 2007, 04:43:27 AMStill, it seems strange to me, that at the same time that the global south of the Anglican Communion is trying to hold TEC accountable for what it is proclaiming, Hanson seems to be inviting something similar for us.
Quote from: navyman on January 10, 2008, 04:11:13 PM>> Is this one of the major differences regarding LCMS and ELCA?Both because of the unity which the Lord's Supper brings and because of the unity that is called for in partaking of the Supper, we practice closed (or close) communion, wherein the pastor examines those who desire to commune before admitting them to the altar.
Quote from: pterandon on January 10, 2008, 06:34:53 PMQuote from: navyman on January 10, 2008, 04:11:13 PM>> Is this one of the major differences regarding LCMS and ELCA?Both because of the unity which the Lord's Supper brings and because of the unity that is called for in partaking of the Supper, we practice closed (or close) communion, wherein the pastor examines those who desire to commune before admitting them to the altar. I have communed in LC-MS congregations in 5 different states (4 in the Salt Water District, FWIW), and have never ran into close communion. This practice is what distinguishes some LC-MS congregations from some other ones.
Quote from: buechler on January 11, 2008, 01:34:51 PMFrankly given the results of the LCMS convention, it would appear that the ELCA should have made full communion agreements with LCMS THE main agreement they went after.
Quote from: Vernon R Jorgensen on January 11, 2008, 03:38:03 PMMy Daughter and her family belong to an LCMS Church in Plymouth Minnesota, and even as members of the ELCA we do believe as they do that we are receiving the True Body & Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. It's the ELCA that has changed, not us.Just as the ELCA is trying to water down the Bible, believing in selected parts only they are now narrowing it down to selected parts of the GospelsMay God have mercy on their souls.Vern