HERE I STAND AND HERE, AND HERE: THE ELCA ASSEMBLY
- Across Christendom, churches strengthen ties. Lampman, Jane // Christian Science Monitor;7/6/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 157, p1
Reports that the members of the Episcopal Church in the United States are expected to approve a proposal for a 'full communion' with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, opening the way for sharing sacraments and clergy.
- America's Lutherans: Where they are going. Maudlin, M.G. // Christianity Today;11/3/89, Vol. 33 Issue 16, p26
Reports on issues facing America's two Lutheran denominations, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Doctrinal debates; Struggling with the issue of inclusivity; Declining membership; Role of women in church leadership; Involvement in politics. ...
- Interchurch journey. // Christian Century;01/24/2001, Vol. 118 Issue 3, p5
Focuses on the joint renewal and communion agreement between the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Details on the preaching of Episcopal Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold about the reconciliation of the two churches; Differences between the two religions;...
- Lutheran disquiet. // Christian Century;4/16/86, Vol. 103 Issue 13, p383
Describes the merger of the Lutheran Church in America, the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches to become the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the controversy over its new location and constitution.
- ELCA apologizes for persecution of Anabaptists. // Christian Century;12/12/2006, Vol. 123 Issue 25, p16
The article reports that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has formally apologized for Lutheran persecution of Anabaptists in 16th-century Europe. Descendants of Anabaptist are now found in such religious groups as the Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites. The Anabaptists trace their roots...
- ELCA tinkers with ecumenism. Lyles, Jean Caffey // Christian Century;9/12/2001, Vol. 118 Issue 25, p6
Discusses the threat posed by the approval of a bylaw by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to its ecumenical concord with the Episcopal Church. Details of the bylaw; Objections raised by a minority of ELCA clergy and laity concerning a provision in the concord; Terms of the...
- ELCA reports drop in membership. // Christian Century;8/21/2007, Vol. 124 Issue 17, p15
This article discusses how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) experienced a decline in its membership in 2006. According to the article, the ECLA's membership has been declining since the 1990s, reportedly due to a drop in the number of additional members, the disbanding of...
- Mainline Watch. // Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity;Apr2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p52
The article reports on the growth of Christian denominations in Canada as of April 2006. The attendance of Sunday worship services held by the Episcopal Church decreased to 795,165 in 2004. The United Methodist Church have begun interim Eucharistic sharing with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in...
- Financial worries darken ELCA assembly. Lehmann, D.J. // Christian Century;9/20/89, Vol. 106 Issue 26, p804
Reports on the August assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Church financial problems; Decision to remain a part of the World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches; Addressing social issues.