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 →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 3: Conclusion

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, Part 2 covered the closing part of the letter, and this article will have some closing thoughts. Another small fact this letter leaves out is that the District President and... 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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