THE ELCA VAULT - ROOM 29
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. . .I would suggest that perhaps ELCA is not maintaining its membership rolls quite in the same way that LCMS and WELS do, with the result that membership is overstated. . .
. . .engaged in a discussion on gender identity and next steps in the council's decisions on existing gender-identity definitions and policies. The council was asked to study gender identity and review existing ELCA definitions and policies through a 2016 Churchwide Assembly memorial and a resolution on gender identity. . .
A Tragic Abandonment of Identity: The Secularization of America's Religious Colleges and Universities
. . .religious colleges and universities face a choice between two opposing worldviews: the traditional, spiritually embedded worldview upon which they were founded, or the secular, hedonistic, materialistic worldview that dominates them today. . .
. . .Most denominations today and not only the broadening Anglican Church have become “anything goes” churches. No disciplinary action is taken against churchmen and theologians who are universalist who claim no one is going to hell, insist the Bible is filled with errors. . .
. . .Yes, there is something dangerous about mystics.
Something inherently political.
Something outside the status quo, something queer. . .