The article "Jottings on retirement" (October) raises a question.
Stephen Schmidt's thoughts about retirement were thought-provoking
until I reached his reference to God as "she." What is the ELCA
position on whether God should be addressed as he or she?
William E. Schirmer
can find no reference in Scripture where God is referred to as a
feminine deity. There are plenty of references where God is called
"he." I can't begin to know God with my limited human mind. Jesus is
truly God and was truly man. So I see God through the person of Jesus,
and there's no question about his masculinity or his divinity.
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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