Started by Steven Tibbetts, August 30, 2004, 10:17:52 PM
QuoteAnd, I repeat, don't assume that I'm an ignorant boob about your organization and I will promise not to assume that STS is a sexist misongyistic political action group mad at the ELCA.
QuoteWhat do you call a member of the ELCA who does not accept women's ordiantion?We are learning that denominational labels don't mean much to the world these days, which is why we in the LCMS are always trying to make it clear to visitors at worship and those we meet that we had nothing to do with the "sex study." It seems to be the first question we get asked.
QuoteMany STS members that I have met have come across as liturgical moralists who relish in stating "the ELCA doesn't educate good pastors" and other broad statements.
QuoteIrl, how can you recommend such a society that has a policy of admitting female pastorettes? Now before any STS members jump down my throat and say that the STS has no policy on admitting female pastors,I must counter that indeed it does. If I am correct,membership is extended to any/all pastors who are rightly called and ordained. Now Pr"Susan Creamcheese" can apply.
QuoteNo doubt this conversation will fuel the disdain some may have for ELCA seminaries and seminarians, but I cannot subscribe nor support the Society of the Holy Trinity.
Quotemay I query whether in fact the ELCA in its various institutional forms still makes space for dissenters on this issue?
QuoteCould a book on ministry that opposed the ordination of women get published by AF? Could an article opposed to the ordination of women get published by the Lutheran?
QuoteThere are a number of anecdotal stories of synodical bishops refusing to sign the call documents for a pastor in good standing on the ELCA clergy roster, validly chosen by the congregation in question, simply because the pastor was not a candidate "approved" by the bishop. (and to the extent those anecdotes are accurate, proving at least one WordAlone prediction to have been correct...)