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…

A Bishop and the V-Monologues

Catholic Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend has issued a fierce denunciation of Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues,” and the decision of the University of Notre Dame, located within his diocese, to have a reading of it, followed by a discussion. Father Jenkins has informed me that, while he thinks that this play…

ELCA Issues another Sexuality Statement

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a Draft Social Statement on Human Sexuality today. It’s the latest round of discussions that have taken place throughout the twenty years of the ELCA’s existence. Lutheran CORE responds. “There is a lot in the statement that can be affirmed, but there are some glaring theological errors here,”…