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  • A STATEMENT OF PASTORAL AND THEOLOGICAL CONCERN A RESPONSE TO ELCA SEXUALITY TASK FORCE

    03/02/2005 1:05:10 PM PST · by lightman · 13 replies · 1,605+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | March 2 A.D. 2005 | Robert Benne, et. al
    A STATEMENT OF PASTORAL AND THEOLOGICAL CONCERN A RESPONSE TO THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TASK FORCE FOR ELCA STUDIES ON SEXUALITY We are grateful to every member of the Task Force for their time, commitment, and effort, and accept the invitation welcoming the “prayers, responses, and admonitions of all our partners.” In response to that request, and based on our careful review of the Report and its recommendations, we maintain that the third and primary recommendation of the Task Force, contrary to its stated intention, threatens to destabilize the unity and constitution, as well as the historical, biblical,...
  • PASTORAL LETTER FROM ELCA SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD BISHOP RON WARREN:

    01/14/2005 3:58:58 PM PST · by lightman · 184+ views
    Kairos News | 13 January 2005 | Ron Warren
    Dear Colleagues in the risen Christ, On January 10, 2005, the Task Force for ELCA Studies presented its report and recommendations to the Conference of Bishops. On January 13, 2005, the Task Force's report and recommendations were publicly released across the country. Please seehttp://www.elca.org/faithfuljourney/tfreport for a copy of the complete report. First, since the Task Force has no legislative authority, the report and recommendations become historical documents of the ELCA which will be passed on to the national Church Council when it meets in Chicago, April 9-11, 2005. The Church Council is the second highest legislative body in the ELCA....