The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


With spiritual ears wide open

We listen to God through others

My friends are a pretty motley crew, religiously speaking. One is a Lutheran who grew up Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is now ELCA. Another is a Lutheran who used to be Quaker. Then there’s the Quaker who used to be Lutheran. And the United Methodist who was raised Baptist. And on and on.

michael d. watsonIn addition to all of our theological differences, we also live out our faith in different ways. Some of us believe in just war; others are pacifists. Some are pro-life; others pro-choice.

There are differences of all sorts — politically, socially, culturally — all because of how we understand our faith. Each difference is potentially divisive.

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Embracing diversity