Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lutherans struggle with membership decline

From California-

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It’s been a time of good news and not-so-good news.

First, the good news: These Lutherans just installed their first female bishop, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, of Cleveland. Her selection this summer came as something of a surprise. Most people expected the 12-year incumbent, Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson, to be selected again.

Nobody will call it a palace coup, but some observers got the feeling church members were ready for a change at the top. This is where the not-so-good news kicks in.


More here-

http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20131011/OPINION/310110008/Lutherans-struggle-membership-decline

1 comment:

Leonard Clark said...

Not such bad news. It's all good. Those, who like Episcopalians but in the Lutheran Church, who don't like knowing their sisiters and brother fellow pew sitters, alter and alter rail sharers are LGBT Christians have run for cover with fellow feardriven rascals at Church. Not to worry, it will be good for them as there is no place to run from God or from fellow human beings...they will adjust, or not, but probably see the light and come back. Thanks be to God that prejudice and hate is confronted at Church/beyond.