The Blind Leading the Blind

Robert Benne, one of the ELCA opponents of homosexuality, reflects on the ELCA assembly for Christianity Today: “How the ELCA Left the Great Tradition.” But Benne doesn’t see that his own views on Scripture are part of the problem. All ELCA theologians embrace the historical-critical method. Scripture is, in this view, at best, a human…

Revisiting the JDDJ

We’re coming up on the 10th anniversary of the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification,” signed by the Vatican and the Lutheran World Federation. I’ll have to write my own reflection on that. Meanwhile, here’s a reflection by Paul McCain: Betraying the Reformation: The Sad Legacy of The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of…