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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Why Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Thinks Church Is For Losers

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.04.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Nadia Bolz-Weber is the kind of pastor who ends up doing funerals for an alcoholic stand-up comic and a transvestite. The founder...

Bishop Comes Out As Gay After 'A Lifetime Of Denying' The Truth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion

A bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America came out as gay during the denomination's recent youth conference in Detroit. Bishop Kevi...

The Inspiring Faith Journey Of A Transgender Latina

Religion News Service | Becky Garrison | Posted 07.05.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Nicole Garcia looks more like a well-heeled church lady than a radical — but her faith journey over the past 55 years reflects a radical shift...

Another Stained Glass Ceiling Shattered

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 08.15.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday (Aug. 14) elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presidin...

They Disagree, Divide And Double

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Lutherans and other denominational bodies have a history of splitting off, coming together and starting new groups, or synods. As of last year, they had more than 50 denominations and planned to start even more.

75 Lutheran Women Scholars Praise and Reaffirm Sr. Margaret Farley

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

In these discouraging days, we write to praise and reaffirm the theological discernment and moral creativity of all your work.

Conservative Evangelical Splinter Group Forms To Oppose Gay Clergy, Gay Marriage

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

GROVE CITY, Ohio — Critics of the country's largest Lutheran denomination and its more open stance toward gay clergy formed a new Lutheran churc...