- From an article about ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton -
"The work of the Church, Bishop Eaton said, is not so much saving souls. 'That's God's work, and if God loves God's creation, you're part of God's creation; you're going to be loved.'" - Read here. (Besides ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton's obvious choice to not refer to God with male pronouns, I find her statement saying the ELCA is not about saving souls to be a doctrine of the devil.)
- This is a comment from someone on an ELCA clergy page -
“We are struggling with the lack of inclusive language for God in our anthems. Our dir of music ministry is careful not to violate copyright so does not want to change the words to better reflect a nongendered reference to God. What have you found helpful?
Alt music source?
Is it legal to change words intentionally?
I suppose we can ask permission to swap words (not the music) to the copyright holder.
We are not going to 'just do it' so i need concrete ideas please.
I'm eagerly awaiting your collective wisdom. Thanks!”