Martin Luther was eight years old when Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe and landed in the Western Hemisphere. Luther was a young monk and priest when Michaelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel in Rome...
Assignment completes candidacy for all people, including those ordained in another Lutheran church or Christian tradition, moving them toward first call and admittance to the appropriate roster in the ELCA...
The following article has been excepted from Mary Hess' book, The Ministry of Children's Education: Foundations, Contexts, and Practices. It has been reprinted here by permission of the publisher, Augsburg Fortress Press. For more information about purchasing this book from Augsburg Fortress, please visit their Web site.
September 2005 Journal of Lutheran Ethics Volume 5, Issue 9
This is Christ's church.
There is a place for you here.
We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person--questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.