25th anniversary of the Constituting Convention of ELCA
Pouring unifying waters - the Rev. Mark Bangert, left, leads opening services on April 29, 1987, as Lutheran bishops David Preus, facing, Will Herzfeld , and James Crumley Jr., right, pour water into a baptismal font as a symbol of the joining of their three churches into one as the new Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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#1 May 11, 2012
Liberals uniting with liberals and losing individual members and member congregations is the legacy of this great endeavor. So it is with the large denominations during the last twenty-five years. "The more we get together, the more we will lose." Ecumenism has failed.
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