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ELCA Presiding Bishop's Next Town Hall Forum September 19
ELCA News Service ^ | 25 August AD 2010 | John Brooks

Posted on 08/29/2010 5:10:19 PM PDT by lightman

ELCA Presiding Bishop's Next Town Hall Forum September 19

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CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will answer questions on a variety of topics from members of the denomination on Sunday, Sept. 19. Hanson will take questions during an hour-long "Town Hall Forum" beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The forum will be the second with the ELCA presiding bishop this year, and the third since December 2009.

The forum will be webcast live from Chicago, where Hanson will be joined by an audience of ELCA members. The audience will be able to ask questions of the presiding bishop.

Online viewers will be invited to submit questions at http://www.ELCA.org/townhall on the ELCA website. Participants can also post comments about the forum using Facebook Connect and Twitter.

Questions will not be accepted in advance by phone or e-mail.

Open captioning will be available, said Kristi S. Bangert, executive director, ELCA Communication Services. Bangert is also encouraging congregations to consider hosting viewing parties for members who do not have high-speed Internet access.

For information contact:

John Brooks, Director (773) 380-2958 or news@elca.org

http://www.elca.org/news

Twitter: http://twitter.com/elcanews


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: communityorganizer; elca; lutheran

Once again the Presiding Bishop Politician takes a page from the Barack Obama/Rahm Emmanuel playbook: the "Town Hall Meeting"...right down to stacking the audience.

If the previous pattern is followed all of the "ELCA members" will just happen to be ELCA Churchwide office employees.

1 posted on 08/29/2010 5:10:22 PM PDT by lightman
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Bangert is also encouraging congregations to consider hosting viewing parties for members who do not have high-speed Internet access.

I can envision groups of redneck Lutherans gathering in someone's basement making a drinking game out of how many times ++Mark says "unity", "reconciliation", and "mission support".

2 posted on 08/29/2010 5:12:18 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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Lutheran (EL C S*A) Ping!

* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.

Happy Anniversary /sarc

Be rooted in Christ!

3 posted on 08/29/2010 5:13:20 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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Yes, especially "Mission support" I would guess.
4 posted on 08/29/2010 5:23:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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Even after all these years of criticizing the ElCA, I still find it difficult to believe how any Christian denomination can promote homosexuality as normal and God-pleasing. Homosexuality is condemned throughout the Scriptures. I still want someone in the ELCA to find one verse that supports homosexuality. The ELCA was never able to produce a single verse in the Bible that supported women pastors either, but that was willingly and enthusiastically embraced by the members of the LCA and ALC. We were told that it was a matter of social justice and equality, and that took precedence over Scripture. Well, the chickens have come home to roost. The same arguments that were used for women's ordination are now being used to justify homosexuality. Many people outside the ELCA tried to warn the members that if they accepted women's ordination that it would not be long before they would accept homosexuality, but we were assured that would never happen.
5 posted on 08/29/2010 5:27:43 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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I can envision groups of redneck Lutherans gathering in someone's basement making a drinking game out of how many times ++Mark says "unity", "reconciliation", and "mission support".

If 'dialogue' and 'discernment' are in the game, that'll be a lot of booze.
6 posted on 08/29/2010 8:23:24 PM PDT by javachip
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LOL!


7 posted on 08/29/2010 8:29:17 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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An hour long town hall forum? An hour long. How gracious of him to favor his subjects with an hour of his time.

I’m afraid, sir, that you have far more to answer for than an hour permits.


8 posted on 08/29/2010 9:12:21 PM PDT by Belteshazzar
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I know an ELCA member who supports ordainig gays and gay weddings. I asked her which Bible verse states that God approves of homosexuality. She said, “I don’t think there is one, but I think that Jesus wouldn’t want us to discriminate. He was friendly with prostitutes and thieves, and Jesus didn’t mention homosexuality.”


9 posted on 08/30/2010 7:19:45 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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People love to create their own personal Jesus. It is one of those circular arguments: What do you believe? I believe what Jesus believes. What does Jesus believe? He believes what I believe. Jesus ate with sinners in order to call them to repentance and faith. People often over look the admonition to the woman caught in adultery: Go and sin no more.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 8:26:34 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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