The Continuing ELCA Mess

The ELCA continues to unleash unmitigated vitriol against those who stand by God’s Word–and as if blessing immorality wasn’t enough, they’ve also thrown some rank paganism into the mix. Be sure to read both that post and the links. Surely the call of Revelation 18 applies: “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen! … Come…

After 50 Years: JFK and Church-State Separation

It was September 10, 1960, that presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed a group of Houston ministers. Lots of folks have been taking the occasion of the 50th anniversary to argue that Kennedy was wrong. Rick Santorum did so when he was in town a couple weeks ago, as Charles Chaput did earlier this year.…

The ELCA

Herb Chilstrom, first bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, founded in 1988, is “relieved” that conservatives are leaving. Now those of us who remain in the ELCA can get on with our primary mission of telling everyone  — everyone — “Jesus loves you. You are welcome in this church.” Pr. Jonathan Sorum replies.…

Catholic Diocese Yanks Rug Out from Synagogue

St. Louis King of France Catholic Church in Austin, TX, has hosted Temple Beth Shalom for two years–including its High Holy Day services. This isn’t common, but isn’t unheard of. St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Goleta, CA, the Catholic campus ministry at UCSB, hosted the High Holy Day services for the local Hillel Center. Yom…