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Posted on 08/29/2010 5:10:19 PM PDT by lightman
ELCA Presiding Bishop's Next Town Hall Forum September 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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".
* 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!
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.
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.”
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.