The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


ELCA, LCMS reps meet

A 20-member panel from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod met in Chicago June 14-15 for the first in a series of three two-day discussions.

Bishop Guy S. Edmiston of the ELCA Lower Susquehanna Synod and Kurt Marquart, a professor at Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., presented papers on ELCA ecumenical decisions.

ELCA Secretary Lowell G. Almen read a paper on "Lutheran Identity in a Post-Modern Society from the Perspective of the History, Experience, and Life of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America." James Voelz, a professor of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, presented a paper titled "Reading Scripture as a Contemporary Lutheran: Lutheran Identity in a Post-Modern Era."

The group's next meeting is set for St. Louis, Feb. 14-15, 2000.


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