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June 29th, 2012 - 8:10 am § in Church

Eight Is (More than) Enough: Of Seminaries and Church Support

Father Anonymous at Magdalene’s Egg recently posted about faculty changes at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, which will shortly be completing its merger with Lenoir-Rhyne University. In the process of the merger, three faculty members will be leaving, their positions being eliminated. [...]

April 23rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm § in Church, Liturgy

Good Friday Bidding Prayer

The Good Friday service at my church was good and well done. But I have to say that the Bidding Prayer is sticking in my craw. The Bidding Prayer is a traditional part of the Good Friday liturgy. It consists of a serious of calls to prayer, a short silences, and prayers by the leader […][...]

October 14th, 2010 - 8:00 am § in Church

Structural Engineering the ELCA

The ELCA, facing budget shortfalls, is forced to restructure it's churchwide organization. But the restructuring is flawed with misplaced priorities and a failure to address the real structural problem it faces.[...]

February 18th, 2010 - 10:05 pm § in Church

Reconfiguration of Lutheranism. Really?

Today the conservative, traditionalist, and dissident group Lutheran CORE released it’s vision for what the group’s press release called “the reconfiguration of Lutheranism in North America.” ┬áIt calls for the establishment of a new church body with the suggested name of the[...]

February 17th, 2010 - 7:00 am § in Church, Liturgy, Theology

Holy Places

Yesterday’s post responded to certain streams of thought in the church about it’s future and the needs for reform and change in our life together. As a starting point, it used Walter Russell Mead’s blog entry called The Holy Crap Must Go. In that essay, Mead says that the church is[...]