(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and twitter - here.)
Alicia Vargas, a seminary professor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has written an article on the Lord's Prayer. She writes we can "expand" the Lord's Prayer to include God "the Mother". She writes:
"Today, when both fatherly and motherly roles are lifted up as social patterns of responsibility and authority for their family in many parts of the world, we can expand the image for the addressee of this prayer to 'Our Father/Our Mother.'"
Is this not sinful arrogance to say that we in the position to correct Jesus Christ's model prayer? No, we do not know more than Jesus Christ. We are not in the position of correcting or "expanding" His prayer.
Pastor Tom Brock
(see The Lutheran article here)
12/6/2015 11:03:18 pm
Who would address his own parent as "Father and/or Mother" ?
12/7/2015 11:03:23 am
Does this portend an impending change in the ELCA’s assiduous avoidance of pronouns? No, silly, not masculine pronouns. They’re still as odious to the ELCA as ever.
12/9/2015 03:42:27 pm
I wonder what they think about Mary, Mother of God? Whatever it is they think, it is almost certainly against what Martin Luther thought about Mary...
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