To listen to various US church officials and allied groups that were fighting the Hosanna-Tabor suit, the Hosanna-Tabor decision was a great victory for religious freedom in that the churches will be able to decide who is and isn't their minister. My response is that if the church had kept its word, treated Cheryl Perich... Continue Reading →
When I left off with Part 2 of this series, Hosanna-Tabor instructor Cheryl Perich had taken a disability leave, been diagnosed, treated, and gotten competent medical opinion that she could fully resume her duties as of Feb 22, 2005. While she was on disability leave the school administration hired a substitute teacher for the full... Continue Reading →
In Part 1 of this series I detailed the timeline in the Hosanna-Tabor lawsuit, and as I went through the list of who-did-what, I have to say....I am well and thoroughly disgusted by what I saw there. I had been aware of the SCOTUS decision when it came out, I had read the decision, and I had... Continue Reading →
In "CEF/DIL: Lawsuits Among Believers" I discussed the way the Lutheran-Church Canada has responded to the CEF offence in general and how some people are trying to use 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 to silence aggrieved parties from seeking redress without lifting a finger to provide a mechanism to resolve those disputes and so see that justice and righteousness is... Continue Reading →
I've written a fair bit about LCC's various issues - however it's not the only church with problems decisively dealing with unresolved issues. LCC's parent Synod - the LCMS - has a history littered with examples of issues and controversies that were allowed to fester and grow before being dealt with. The pattern I've seen... Continue Reading →
Concordia Lutheran Seminary recently posted the following FB ad: I wonder if they knew about Pr Johannes Nieminen's recent post? Do you think they'd have posted this ad if they did know? Inquiring minds want to know!