(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
When I graduated from Luther in 1979 it was somewhat liberal, today it is extremely so. In past posts I have written of Luther’s chapel services with de-sexed God language, “breathing meditation”, and homosexual and transgender preachers.
Luther President Robin Steinke has sent a letter asking for funds in which she states: “We’re leading into a new vision of an inclusive, counter-cultural, Christ-centered community. This semester, a representative group of students, faculty, and staff—including international community members, students of color, individuals who identify as LGBTQ+…progressives and conservatives—collaborated on an intentional welcome statement that gets to the heart of who we are…”. Then she drops the bombshell “…we are planning to put the lower campus…on the market this summer.”
Thus Luther Seminary is in financial trouble and much of the campus has to be sold. The verse “You reap what you sow” comes to mind. A woman who watches our TV show and has been a contributor to Luther Seminary asked my opinion about giving to Luther. Even though I graduated from there, I told her that I cannot give Luther a penny because of the false teaching there.
A prayer that I regularly pray is: “Lord may these erring denominations turn around, but if they are going to keep leading people astray, may they shrink and die and may the people in them be moved into more Biblical denominations.” I believe God is answering my prayer.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
8/13/2018 02:30:57 pm
It's the definition of insanity and fanaticism -- to stay the course but expect different results.
8/14/2018 11:43:02 am
Whether they're propagandizing in Abortionspeak or ELCAspeak, "progressives" always manage to obscure truth with an unctuous semantic facade.
8/15/2018 05:19:40 am
Perhaps the old saying "Nero fiddled while Rome burned" applies to the ever shrinking ELCA! There are many organizations such as Rotary, Lions, Exchange, etc. that help people across the world without the bloated staff of our ELCA synods that seem to only push their liberal PC agenda.
8/16/2018 10:28:19 am
Just left the ELCA. We will miss our friends there, some of which think like us but who feel they can't leave. Unfortunately, while I think our departure will not tank the church, it will be felt, as the church is struggling. Just a little country church that's pretty moderate but the chances of getting everyone to pay attention to what's going on in the denomination and move in the same direction to go NALC are nil.
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