Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Calling For A Lutheran Reformation

My brother at one time attended a former ELCA church (North Heights Lutheran Church) which was always on "double secret suspension with fines and sanctions" (ask Wally Karbo) for being "too Evangelical". This article may help explain:
Lutheran theologian Carl E. Braaten, who is Executive Director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, has written an open letter to Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and asks a difficult question:

I am writing out of a concern I share with others about the theological state of affairs within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The situation might be described as one of “brain drain.” Theologians who have served Lutheranism for many years in various capacities have recently left the ELCA and have entered the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Church in America.

Read more and follow the links here.