An open letter to the archbishop

Oct 13, 2012 Full story: Star Tribune 16

Having served as a Lutheran bishop in Minnesota and then as the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America , I write as one who stands on level ground with you.

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Listen to the Word

Kingman, AZ

#1 Oct 14, 2012
Once a liberal nut always a liberal nut. ELCA has made homosexuality the acid test of orthodoxy, as has The Episcopal Church. Others are following suit.
As usual and expected, the former ELCA "bishop" leaves God and the Bible out of the mix. His "deep sense of ministry" has seldom included those two important factors. The saying fits, "I see your lips moving, but all I hear is "Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!'"
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#2 Oct 17, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
Once a liberal nut always a liberal nut. ELCA has made homosexuality the acid test of orthodoxy, as has The Episcopal Church. Others are following suit.
As usual and expected, the former ELCA "bishop" leaves God and the Bible out of the mix. His "deep sense of ministry" has seldom included those two important factors. The saying fits, "I see your lips moving, but all I hear is "Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!'"
...yha,yha...you....you...
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#3 Oct 17, 2012
..LISTEN TO The ....Wind....eh..

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#4 Oct 18, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
<quoted text>...yha,yha...you....yo u...
Hello, darling Paul, I had to come back to tell you your healing cards actually do work - you have no speech impediment at all! Congrats :)
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#5 Oct 20, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
..LISTEN TO The ....Wind....eh..
..LOV'yha...healing's do work...I's know...eh..(+)...yada u u..shalom...$$$

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#6 Oct 20, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
<quoted text>..LOV'yha...healing's do work...I's know...eh..(+)...yada u u..shalom...$$$
Your cheque is in the mail.
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#7 Oct 21, 2012
..IT IS ..''TIME'' to Merry Christmas...heal....

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

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#9 Oct 21, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
..IT IS ..''TIME'' to Merry Christmas...heal....
We all need healing; you are not above that. Not being mean, just saying we all need God's help. And I've never denied that.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#11 Oct 21, 2012
Zyzxhtlovebnmgod wrote:
<quoted text>True.
Nice of you; thanks :)
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#12 Oct 27, 2012
..''THE TRUTH....YOU Can't handle the truth''-----Jack Nicholson....
First name Jerry

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Oct 31, 2012
interesting article. we need to rethink where the "Church" is going. The culture is not the authority for the church. when we decide to teach based on political or social worldviews, popular opinion , or the rapidly changing cultural norms we are headed in the wrong direction. If we attempt to miniize the aurhority or modify Gods word we lose the essence what it means to be christian. We then become nice people doing nice things like some other community group
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#14 Dec 10, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello, darling Paul, I had to come back to tell you your healing cards actually do work - you have no speech impediment at all! Congrats :)
..thankyou's...eh..(+)...it works...the placebo-effect....

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#15 Dec 16, 2012
SHYKORA ARTs paul wrote:
<quoted text>..thankyou's...eh..(+) ...it works...the placebo-effect....
You're just crazy about me - can't leave me alone. Sorry the feeling is not reciprocal.
Listen to the Word

Golden Valley, AZ

#16 Dec 17, 2012
Once a nut, always a nut. Liberal theologians never repent.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#17 Dec 22, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
Once a nut, always a nut. Liberal theologians never repent.
Consider that God gave Man the capacity to Think, and knew that such ability would lead to differing interpretations of the same Holy Writ.

Liberal theologians need repent NOTHING. "Conservative" Catholics need to repent their interference in the workings of secular governments. There is NO Biblical basis for such interference -- show me where ANY Christian prophet OR Jesus sought to codify their canons in Secular Law.

Go ahead -- show me. I can wait.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#18 Dec 22, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
Once a liberal nut always a liberal nut. ELCA has made homosexuality the acid test of orthodoxy, as has The Episcopal Church. Others are following suit.
As usual and expected, the former ELCA "bishop" leaves God and the Bible out of the mix. His "deep sense of ministry" has seldom included those two important factors. The saying fits, "I see your lips moving, but all I hear is "Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!'"
If you got your way and prevented gay marriage, what "sin" would you pick on next?

I wonder why some people are so afraid of homosexuality - it isn't catching, you know.

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