The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Lasting impressions

Does the Lutheran church need to repent?

"When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, 'Repent,' he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance." That is the first of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. Does it apply only to individuals? Or could it also apply to the church, especially the church that calls itself Lutheran? Does the Lutheran church have anything to repent? Lent is the traditional season for self-examination, and institutions also need to examine themselves from time to time.

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