Tag: lutheran

Catholic and Lutherans in Communion?!

The pastor of my sister’s ELCA church said in a sermon that very recently an agreement was reached between the RCC and ELCA allowing members of each to share each other’s communion. I haven’t heard of any such thing. Have any of you? Have I missed the biggest ecumenical news story of the year somehow? …

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The Posting Heard Round the World

Five hundred years before a post on a blog could have national and global impact, Martin Luther made a primitive posting on a door. The Church has been reeling from this event’s consequences ever since. Recently, someone suggested to me that Luther was only asked by the pope to recant 48 of his 95 theses. …

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A Turning Round

Here are some good conversion stories I’ve found. From Lutheran to Catholic Coming Home [A former Methodist minister] Better Late Than Never [A 93-year-old Methodist] On a related note: Why Tom Casey Loves the Catholic Church

Mysterious Ways

The Lord works in mysterious ways. I have long suffered with frequent anxiety attacks brought on by fear of death. That fear has been a severe stumbling block to my faith. When I accepted Christ in my life again and went through RCIA, it wasn’t because I’d beaten my fears and doubts. It was because …

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The Blind Leading the Blind

Recently, the ELCA (the denomination in which I was raised) has announced the recommendations of their task force for the studies on sexuality. The basic gist, as I understand it, is that each congregation must decide for themselves how accepting of homosexual behavior will be. Apparently, the task force cares more about group unity than …

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