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Re: The ELCA Requires Nothing
« Reply #630 on: January 23, 2013, 05:50:33 PM »
What about ad homonym attacks?  What if I said, "Mark my words.  Mark is off the mark?"   :o


Barring any other information, he would not be brought before the ecclesiastical bar, but would still be in fellowship at bars, from which Lutherans are not barred.
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Re: The ELCA Requires Nothing
« Reply #631 on: January 23, 2013, 08:04:45 PM »
Barring any other information, he would not be brought before the ecclesiastical bar, but would still be in fellowship at bars, from which Lutherans are not barred.

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Re: The ELCA Requires Nothing
« Reply #632 on: January 24, 2013, 09:04:40 PM »
I didn't notice if anyone had posted the link - but the entire article under discussion in this thread is posted for free on The Lutheran website at this link.
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Re: The ELCA Requires Nothing
« Reply #633 on: February 04, 2013, 08:56:08 PM »
Let me ask you where I ever said the conservative takeover of the LCMS was "bad," except that it took that church body a direction I find troubling. It is generally agreed by all but the most wooden-headed apologists that many of the tactics of the Preus faction smelled rather like Chicago politics of the 1915-1939 era. ...

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Re: The ELCA Requires Nothing
« Reply #634 on: February 04, 2013, 08:57:11 PM »
One of the really dumb-rumped aspects of this thread is the thought that "removal" is the only discipline, punishment, consequence or whoopdoodle involved in not meeting certain "expectations."


Curiously, the only person on this forum I see consistently describing "discipline" in this way is Pastor Stoffregen, who keeps introducing the notion in order to then dismiss it.

Or, maybe not so curiously, as it tends to divert the conversation from the acts that disrupt our fellowship.
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Re: The ELCA Requires Nothing
« Reply #635 on: February 04, 2013, 09:19:52 PM »
One of the really dumb-rumped aspects of this thread is the thought that "removal" is the only discipline, punishment, consequence or whoopdoodle involved in not meeting certain "expectations."


Curiously, the only person on this forum I see consistently describing "discipline" in this way is Pastor Stoffregen, who keeps introducing the notion in order to then dismiss it.

Or, maybe not so curiously, as it tends to divert the conversation from the acts that disrupt our fellowship.

Oh come on, Steven...  You obviously miss our dear brother's "whimsy."  I mean, "dumb-rumped..."  Pure whimsy and good clean fun!   ;)

As one who is, admitted a "dumb-rump" and tends to get things "bass-ackwards" all I can do is laugh!

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