Whats on my mind tonight? I’ve been thinking about the issue of ordination and same-sex unions as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide assembly meets in Minneapolis this week. I am listening to the webcast online. It is interesting to see where people are at amongst the Lutheran church. I know where I stand amongst the crowd but I understand also where others are coming from. Some thoughts are as a Diaconal Minister if we dont allow these individuals into our churches what does that say to my call to wash the feet of all God’s people! Just some thoughts running through my hand. Who are we to say if these people have the gifts for ministry? I know not everyone agrees but its just some thoughts running through my head right now. As I listen to the next generation of youth, it comes as a non-issue; they want to move on and focus on other issues; world hunger, etc, etc. Maybe we should listen to them. Ok just my two cents for now!
Awhile back, my sister's church got a female interim minister, a slightly older woman, with short hair. People "questioned" her orientation, not to her face, of course, until she brought her husband along one Sunday.
So I'm thinking, damned if you do and damned if you don't.