Sola Gratia Casts a Critical Eye at ABC District and the ASC Allegations

Andreas @ Sola Gratia's been tracking the ABC affair for quite some time - spending untold hours talking to people, writing articles about what he's learned, and doing his best to inform the church what's going on. In his latest article Andreas recounts the nuts and bolts of the ASC allegations that the District BOD... Continue Reading →

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CEF/DIL: Confession is Good for the Soul

Every Sunday when a Lutheran takes communion the penitent may say something like this "I, a poor miserable sinner, do hereby confess that...." and the rattle off a list of all the various offences they've purportedly committed since the last time they took communion. I'm thinking that maybe that's the most Christian way out for... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day: Sept 3, 2018

With respect to the District President's letter asking to wait for "all the facts" before forming an opinion: https://twitter.com/netgrace_org/status/1032780491328548864 Grace stands for "Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment." From their "About Us/Mission" page: The mission of GRACE is to empower the Christian community through education and training to recognize, prevent, and respond to... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 2

This article is reviewing a letter by District President Schaeffer to the members of the ABC District. Part 1 covered the introduction and the three major points of the letter, this article will address the closing paragraphs, and the concluding article will have some closing thoughts. In a complex financial situation as that faced by... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 1

When legal proceedings take place there's a number of players involved in the room - the judge or panel, counsel for the respondents (the people charged with an offence), the prosecution, and the ever-present court reporter that transcribes everything that happens into a permanent record. For the ASC hearing  that took place on Aug 13,... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Churchly Leadership

A major role organizational leaders play is to set the standard example of behavior. Whether it is congratulating someone on an accomplishment, announcing routine business, taking a hard issue head-on, avoiding dealing with the elephant in the room, what leadership models publicly tells to the rest of the organization what they really value and believe.... Continue Reading →

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