The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Understanding agapé

It's central to our Lutheran roots

Why can't life be simple? Decisions, decisions. The world pushes me, so how can I be faithful to my Lutheran roots? Besides, what are my Lutheran roots?"

Sound familiar? What to believe? How to act? Contemporary culture doesn't share our biblical roots to make decisions. A postmodern world says "I" am the final authority for my life. This "I" moves people away from the Bible as informative for daily life. In dismissing the Bible, 21st century's culture shows its blanket distrust of authority. As Lutherans we do trust the Bible.

Lutheran theology understands that God always actively comes to us. God is present in our daily life.

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