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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. [...]

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.[...]

March 8th, 2010 - 1:34 am § in Theology

The Proper Place of the Law: What of Antinomianism?

In the debates over human sexuality and the related discussions, the charge is frequently made by conservatives and traditionalists that the ELCA has drifted into antinomianism (rejecting the law). That charge has been unsurprisingly leveled once again by Robert Benne in the winter 2009 edition of L[...]

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[...]

January 11th, 2010 - 5:46 pm § in Church

The ELCA’s Late Entry on Ugandan Anti-gay Law

By now you may have heard something about the anti-gay bill that’s been introduced into the parliament of Uganda. It offers severe penalties for the offense of “homosexuality,” up to and including death. For background on the bill, you might look here and here, and extensive covera[...]