Matthew Becker had raised questions about the denomination’s stance against the ordination of women, as well as its teaching of creationism, or the literal reading of the story of creation in the book of Genesis.
Articles tagged “Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod”
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The work of Congregation Chai v’ Shalom falls under the umbrella of Lutherans in Jewish Evangelism Inc. The organization is one of the Missouri Synod’s roughly 300 recognized service organizations.
(RNS) Yes, Pope Francis dominated the headlines for 2013. But he wasn’t the only big religion story to receive front-page treatment.
(RNS) Missouri Synod Lutherans will spend the next several days discussing a range of issues from the future of Lutheran education to theological disputes over worship practices.
(RNS) Observers say the election of the first openly gay Lutheran bishop in the United States is as significant as the decision to ordain women clergy, but they don’t expect the decision to split the 4 million-member ELCA.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) A decision to censure a pastor for participating in a prayer service for victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre has reopened old wounds for the often politically divided Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
(RNS) The president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod apologized for his role in the “debacle” that led to a public reprimand for a pastor in Newtown, Conn., for praying at an interfaith service following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
(RNS) A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) As the children of Newtown returned to elementary school on Thursday for the first time since last month’s deadly shooting spree, they and their parents were greeted by support counselors, teachers and a team of four-legged pastors called “comfort dogs.” By Solange De Santis.