Monday, August 24, 2009

Vote of the ELCA (cont.)

I am still looking for centrist reactions to the vote on Friday, August 21, of the ELCA to allow churches that so desire to call clergy who are gay or lesbian in "life-long, committed, same-sex relationships". There is a great sermon by Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber who serves a church called "House for All Sinners" in Denver. (What a GREAT name for a church!) Their ministry in the Denver area is to the GLBTQ community (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Queer). Her sermon, despite the fact that she openly supports the decision, was decidedly centrist with her main theme being that Jesus stands neither at the green mike (those for) or the red mike (those against) but instead stands at the center. The Bread of Life (John 6 - the Gospel text for the last five weeks) is for all people.

Here is the link: Sarcastic Lutheran

Maybe we can stand between, in the midst, and with all people as did Jesus.

Peace and Blessings

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