I was distressed with the article about Bishop B. Penrose Hoover and his daughter (January, "'We try to learn from each other'"). As an American I’m always happy to see examples of people of different faiths getting along with each other. However, I’m a Lutheran so I can’t avoid seeing Heidi Hoover’s abandonment of Christ and salvation as a great tragedy. Of greater concern is The Lutheran’s value-neutral editorial tone of happy approval. Heidi and the bishop can’t both be right. At some point interfaith dialogue must come to grief over the profound differences in the fundamentals. The article doesn’t do anyone any favors by pretending these differences don’t exist.
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