Do You Want To Support This?
If you send your children to an ELCA college or seminary, do you know what the professors are teaching them? Before you send another check in support of these institutions you should find out what you are supporting.
It is also important to remember that our present and future pastors and leaders of our churches have studied and are studying at these institutions. What they learn while they are there will be what they bring to their congregations, for the length of their ministries.
Here is a list of ELCA professors that came out in support of the ELCA proposed and now approved decisions taken at the Churchwide Assembly in 2009.
Here is another statement and list of resent and former faculty of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. (I believe seven signers are repeats from the list above)
Present Faculty Members
The Rev. Dr. Julius Carroll, Associate Professor of Contextual Education
The Rev. Dr. Daryl S. (Tony) Everett, Dewey F. Beam Professor of Pastoral Care
Dr. Lynn Feider, Director of the Library and Professor of Bibliography
The Rev. Shauna Hannan, Assistant Professor of Homiletics
Dr. Robert D. Hawkins, Leonora G. McClurg Distinguished Professor of Worship and Music, Dean of Christ Chapel
Dr. Susan McArver, Professor of Church History and Educational Ministry
The Rev. Dr. Brian Peterson, Professor of New Testament
The Rev. Dr. James Thomas, Associate Professor of Church and Ministry and Director of African American Ministries
Retired and Emeriti Faculty
The Rev. Dr. H. George Anderson, President Emeritus
Dr. Agneta Enermalm – Tsiparis, Professor of New Testament, Emerita
The Rev. Dr. Carl F. W. Ficken, Professor of Theology and Culture, Emeritus
Dr. Scott H. Hendrix, Professor of Church History, Retired
The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Jersild, Professor of Theology and Ethics, Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Nicholas K. Mays, Professor of Contextual Education, Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Harold Park, Professor of Christian Education, Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. H. Frederick Reisz, President Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Thomas Ridenhour, Professor of Homiletics, Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Charles P. Sigel, Professor of New Testament, Emeritus
The Columbia Declaration
3/30/2010 01:07:14 am
An august group! Many of these professors I know and respect. To answer your question, yes, I absolutely support these leaders of the church.
4/19/2013 02:36:48 am
I pray for you! I think he has listened and has been listening for a long time. Your personal attacks on his character surely will have no impact whatsoever. I respect these professors too, but they can still be wrong. And, the definiton of a fundamentalist is not someone who is unable to listen, they have roots in the scholastic movements.
7/17/2013 02:21:35 am
3/30/2010 06:30:30 am
Dash, thanks for your comments and prayers. I really do mean that. You are also in my prayers. The purpose of my site is to inform people what the ELCA is about. If they want to support it, like yourself, great. But there are many others who do not know what the ELCA is up to and would not support it if they knew. Those people have a right to know the teachings, policy and beliefs of their denomination.
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