Continue the ‘conversation’ and keep giving your money

Posted on September 29, 2009 
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ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark HansonEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson has issued an impassioned plea for unity in his denomination via two videos on the ELCA website – (update: This wmv file is one of them)

“My heart aches when I hear ELCA members express a feeling of abandonment because of the decisions on human sexuality taken by our church-wide Assembly. I deeply concerned when ELCA members and congregations are being encouraged to signal that disagreement by withholding financial support…”

Meanwhile –

“Conservative Lutherans from congregations throughout the country voted on Saturday to begin deciding on whether to go their separate ways from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. … ‘We are forming a churchly community because our prior churchly community has walked away from the faith off the one holy catholic and apostolic Church,’ said Ryan Schwarz, a member of the Lutheran CORE (Coalition for Reform) steering committee.”

– from a report in The Christian Post.

Related: Lutherans adopt statement on sexuality.
Wearing the disguise of Faithfulness.
Lutheran Coalition for Renewal.