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ELCA congregation engages feminism, other faiths

Concern: Is the ELCA endorsing a religious group that worships Isis (an ancient Egyptian goddess)? Response: No. For the past five years Ebenezer Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in San Francisco, California, has sponsored an annual “Faith and Feminism” conference. … Continue reading

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The ELCA teaches that ‘the promise of the gospel is universal’

Members periodically raise concerns about ELCA ministries or policies. ELCA FactChecker examines these concerns and offers factual responses. Concern: Does the ELCA teach universalism? Response: No. Universalism is a general religious or philosophical belief that everyone is saved without regard … Continue reading

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Scriptures are the authoritative source and norm in the ELCA

Members periodically raise concerns about ELCA ministries or policies. ELCA FactChecker examines these concerns and offers factual responses. Concern: Are the Scriptures the authoritative source and norm of faith and life in the ELCA?  Response: Yes. The ELCA’s official Confession … Continue reading

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The ELCA uses Trinitarian language to name and address God

Members periodically raise concerns about ELCA ministries or policies. ELCA FactChecker examines these concerns and offers factual responses.  Concern: Does the ELCA use Trinitarian language to name and address God? Response: Yes. When people are baptized in the ELCA, the … Continue reading

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