What is better for Christmas than a prayer to the goddess Sophia, posted on their church Facebook page? -
Next month herchurch will be offering an opportunity to partake in the Spring Equinox Women’s Ritual called "Animal Medicine." Herchurch describes this three-hour ritual saying, "In the silence of the quiet mind, we create the sacred fertility in which we receive the messages of Spirit. The Equinox is a time to honor and balance polarities – female/male, dark/light, body/spirit, below/above. Through the Earth and Sky Animal Medicine Spread, each participant will connect with specific aspects of animal spirit guides to interweave her own polarities and create greater balance within, and in the world as a whole." (see here or view screenshot below)
Asking ELCA members to connect with "animal spirit guides" is really an invitation to connect with demonic spirits. Leviticus 19:31 says "You are to consult neither mediums nor familiar spirits. You are never to seek them—you'll just be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God." And God's Word tells us in 1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” What are the leaders of this church and the ELCA doing, allowing this kind of evil in the denomination?
How about another prayer? This time to a creepy looking Irish goddess. Here are a couple of excerpts from the herchurch Facebook post:
Finally, herchurch has a list of books on the church website that they offer as "Recommended Reading." Here are a number of them:
Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol P. Christ.
Living in the Lap of the Goddess by Cynthia Eller
She Who Changes, Re-Imagining the Divine in the World by Carol Christ
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess by Leonard Shlain
Mary Magdalene – Beyond the Myth by Esther De Boer
The Creation of Feminist Consciousness by Gerde Lerna
Return of the Great Goddess by Burleigh Muten
The Heart of Christianity by Marcus J. Borg
When God Was A Woman by Merlin Stone
Saving Jesus From Those Who Are Right by Carter Heyward
In Search of the Christa-Sophia by Jann Aldredge-Clanton
This is crazy stuff.