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…

Braaten on ELCA Sexuality Proposal

Lutheran theologian Carl Braaten has released a critique of the latest ELCA proposal on human sexuality. Pastor Zip has it here. He regards it as a muddled confusion of law and gospel. Here’s a sampling–be sure to read the whole thing. 1) This draft social statement identifies two doctrines as foundational for a Lutheran understanding…