The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The Philadelphia Story

Readers offer their interpretation of ELCA assembly

Let me get this straight. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Churchwide Assembly (see page 8) approved full communion with Christians with whom we continue to have a fundamental theological disagreement (over the presence of Christ in the Eucharist), and it rejected full communion with Christians who share our views on theology but who have a different form of church government, one followed by many of our fellow Lutherans in Europe (bishops).

David Brakke
Bloomington, Ind.

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