Majority Rule

The ELCA will be voting again on sexuality matters at its 2009 “Churchwide Assembly.” Paull Spring reports that the ELCA Church Council has now voted that votes on the subject will require only a simple majority, not the 2/3rds that was required in previous votes. What this means is that the slow and steady chipping…

Paul McCain on RJN

Paul McCain has a great reflection on the passing of Richard John Neuhaus. Here’s a snippet: I always enjoyed my back-and-forths with Father Neuhaus. He opened several doors for me while I served The LCMS President, making it possible for LCMS leadership to make direct contact with the Vatican, when ELCA leaders were intent on…

RIP RJN

Richard John Neuhaus has died. A Lutheran pastor/theologian who became Catholic shortly before I did, he was a role model/influence in many ways. I didn’t always agree with him or his attitude, but he helped articulate the question that I was seeking to answer at that stage in my journey. In his letter announcing his…