Churches Leave LCC to form the East Kootenay Lutheran Parish

An interesting tidbit from the ABC District Convention Workbook is the section CONGREGATIONS/PREACHING STATIONS THAT LEFT LUTEHRAN CHURCH – CANADA The East Kootenay Parish – Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elkford, BC; Trinity Lutheran Church, Fernie, BC; Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kimberly, BC; Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Cranbrook, BC; St. Peter’s Lutheran Mission, Invermere, BC – Voluntarily... Continue Reading →

Is LCC an Antinomian Synod?

If there's one thing that's puzzled me the most about the CEF disaster, it's Synod's reaction to it. Why is this problem being so studiously ignored? Why is confession and absolution being prescribed as the universal answer while the house-cleaning LCC so desperately needs has completely failed to materialize? Recently I came across an article... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: A Prayer

From the CEF Depositors Forum: "Heavenly Father, when one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers with it.  Father, we pray for & with our LWML sisters in the Alberta - British Columbia District, many of whose retirement life savings & LWML Society deposits have been devastated & lost by the collapse of... Continue Reading →

O God, When Trust is Shattered

A hymn written for abuse survivors as posted to https://sojo.net/articles/o-god-when-trust-shattered. Posted in its entirety here. By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018 Author's Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member... 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 →

What I Expect, What I Want

Around the same time that I wrote the post that became "Calling Church Leaders to Account" I had another exchange with "Paul T" which resulted in a list of what I thought was reasonable to expect and want from LCC. I've cleaned up the original CEF Investors' Forum post and the following is the result.... Continue Reading →

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