Say what you want about congregations and pastors that break from the LC-MS, but ELDoNA (Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America) seems to be more than a step in the right direction. I particularly like the fact that the clergy are the only ones who are members of the Diocese, while the congregations remain independent of any ecclesiastical structure. The congregations remain under the sole spiritual leadership and guidance of the called pastor in that place. I also like the fact that they have chosen to adopt the traditional roles and terminology for their polity of Bishop/Superintendent. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this group of pastors and congregations that are served by them. I like it because of the Ministry of the Word is central to its understanding of “Church.” I am increasingly uncomfortable with calling a corporate entity like the LC-MS “Church” and referring to it as if it were “The Church.” At any rate, perhaps a fresh start is not entirely a bad thing. Something to keep in mind.
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