Sad Trip to an ELCA College
(Written by Pastor Tom Brock about a visit he took to Gustavus Adolphus college in September) -
“A Lutheran college loses its religion....
If you go to youtube and type in 'Freshman Orientation at Gustavus' you will find two five minute videos showing the vile sex skits to which Gustavus Adolphus College Freshman are exposed at orientation. Gustavus is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the most liberal branch of American Lutheranism. I visited the campus today and walked past the chaplains' offices and the offices of the religion professors, wondering what I would see on their doors. A picture of Jesus or a Bible verse? None of that. Instead I saw signs saying 'Gay safe zone' and 'Hate free zone'. One religion prof showed a rainbow sticker and a sign 'My Karma ran over your dogma'. One door had a posting for feminist theology, another door or two displayed images from Eastern religions. As I was perusing the doors, an Asian religion professor was talking to a student about the different kinds of meditation. Nothing of Jesus. This is a Lutheran college of the ELCA. Please pray.
Pastor Tom Brock”
11/11/2013 02:47:28 am
Forget football, basketball, and baseball. ELCA Lutheran colleges (next-door ELCA neighbors Gustavus and St. Olaf, for example) can start competing for the title of Most Apostate, World-Pleasing ELCA Lutheran College.
11/12/2013 04:42:55 am
Naive and going to Heaven trumps Inclusive and going to Hell.
11/11/2013 03:31:04 am
At this point I think there is really very little I could add to the discussion. I can only say, as a Lutheran/Catholic, that I experienced the same thing as Pastor Tom Brock -- walking through the halls of a Catholic University Theology Department, reading the signs, looking at the cartoons, etc. on my professors' office doors. (I lasted only one semester before I was expelled for not conforming to the "school of thought" of the Department.) What I am trying to say is that this problem is not exclusive to the ELCA.
11/16/2013 04:17:52 am
I will agree that the ELCA/Lutherans are not the only church body/denomination that is dealing with leaders and churches straying from the "truth". there is an org called Association for Church Renewal which is basically an informal group of organizations that are working to try and reform their denominations that I understand get together on occasion to "compare" notes
11/11/2013 10:51:26 pm
The handwriting's on the wall. The ELCA's lampstand has been taken away; she has lost her first love, Jesus Christ, and is now a tool of antichristic forces. Small wonder an ELCA theologian dismissed Revelation as a mere warning, not Scriptural truth.
W. James Young
11/12/2013 12:28:48 pm
Perhaps they offer a court for prospective Temple Prostitutes, too?
11/12/2013 02:36:31 pm
Lord have mercy
11/12/2013 10:55:54 pm
My son, was a much loved Prof at Gustavus for 15 years (Chair of Geography Dep't) but found the prevailing attitude increasingly hostile toward faculty who were sincere followers of Jesus and His Word. Our grandson, a high school student who excelled in Math and Sciences, took college courses on campus the last couple years and we see him wearing the "evolution, karma and Marxist" labels, bringing us to a heavy burden of prayer for him. The young think it is cool and fall in with what is popular. Meanwhile, our son accepted a teaching position this fall at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and already is experiencing a totally different and more enthusiastic and joyful attitude among faculty and students. There comes a time when we must leave these institutions that are sucking the life out of us. We must learn to be discerning and diligent in our own spiritual life to know when God is telling us it is time to move on. In America we may face ridicule and scorn for our decisions, but our Christian brothers and sisters in many places in the world are facing torture, rape and death for their faith in Jesus. I pray for their comfort of the Holy Spirit and ask that I will be strong in the day of trial, which I believe is coming. May Jesus Christ be praised and glorified in us..
11/17/2013 10:53:12 am
We'll said, Jan. Amen.
Anonymous St Olaf Student
12/15/2014 03:07:40 am
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