I looked at the upcoming chapel services for April at my alma mater Luther Seminary, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Some ELCA churches now incorporate "goddess" or "God the Mother" worship (see herchurch.org for some of the worst heresy in the ELCA). But it looks like this kind of thinking is perhaps making its way into the largest (though shrinking) ELCA seminary. Here are two of the chapel services for April listed on Luther Seminary's website:
- Service lead by students in "Sex, Gender, and the Old Testament" Class
- Service lead by students in "Feminist, Womanist, Mujerista Theolasian, And African Women's Theology" Class
As I mentioned in an earlier posting, the ELCA's newest hymnal has de-sexed all of the Psalms to get rid of masculine references for God and includes the hymn "Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth".
May you experience the blessing of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as you celebrate Christ's resurrection tomorrow!
Pastor Tom Brock