A Lutheran congregation in suburban Toledo has taken the first step toward leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over the denomination’s decision to ordain gay clergy members and support same-sex unions.
Change is not an extreme makeover. Real change happens slowly and through time, when we learn to confront our loss.
Our task in Christian education is to claim we have been claimed.
This should lead to transformation allowing us to go deeper, both personally and analytically.
The depth can lead to commitment change.
Crises force children to ask: What about Me?
The reply we give should be a prayer and asking what they think. We should never ever try give easy answers to that question. After all it is a question about them.
NBC News President Steve Kapas defended the release of the tapes and pictures amid concerns. “This is as close as we’ll ever come to being in the mind of a killer,” Kapas said Thursday.
When in Systematic Theology I @ TLS, I wrote a comment in my notebook, about looking further at Gudina Tumsa. Part of that would be to see how and whether a tension between NMS and NLM played out in the formation and the first years of the Mekane Yesus Church.
I don’t remember the reason for this comment but it might be worth examining further.
1) What’s up
2) Code of conduct
- Teach what is right
- Keep your family
- Control your finances
- Informed consent / refusal of service (Expect irrational behavior)
- Do no harm
- Do good
- Be just
- Promote well-being
- Minimize suffering in Society (utilitarian theory)
- Just distribution with the help of Rawls “veil of ignorance”
- My duty with or without God
- What about the other? Listening skills to appreciate “ultimate strangeness”.
- Virtues – wisdom, humility, justice, integrity.