The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


October 15, 2009

The Economist comments on ELCA, CORE

An Oct. 15 piece in The Economist re-visits the Lutheran CORE meeting in Fisher, Ind., offering another take on reactions to the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly actions.

An excerpt:

"Recognising that consensus will be elusive, the ELCA's changes allow flexibility for congregations that disapprove. The hope is that the church will remain intact, despite its deep disagreements. However, acrimony is inevitable. Those at Geist proclaimed that the ELCA was undermining the authority of scripture. Lutheran CORE has already adopted its own constitution and is now considering whether to form a new denomination. At least a dozen congregations have already left to join Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, a small association of conservative churches. ..."

Read "Brotherly love" the Economist's take, in its entirety.

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