Day: August 19, 2009

ELCA Assembly Adopts ‘Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust’

The 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) adopted “Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust” Aug. 19 with a vote of 676 (66.67 percent) to 338 (33.33 percent). The passing of the social statement on human sexuality required a two-thirds vote.

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Uninteresting enough to write about

It’s hard to think of an interesting story about the Episcopal Church in America because what happens within the Episcopal Church is—frankly, and with deep apologies to all my Episcopalian friends—just not that interesting.

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5PM today: Healthcare conversation with Obama

5PM EDT Wednesday, August 19th, a group of faith organizations is hosting a national call in and audio webcast on health care reform and President Barack Obama has accepted the invitation to join the call. Click here to RSVP and get information about listening in.

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Day 2: ELCA Churchwide Assembly

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America News Service has several news releases on events from Day 2 of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly. The ELCA and The Episcopal Church are in full communion.

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Soul-deep hunger

So, as my longing for home has increased I’ve cued up the Hawai’ian music in my car and I crave the foods that I grew up enjoying: Spam musubi, manapua, kalua pig, poi (the list goes on) chicken long rice, haupia, lau lau, cone sushi, pulehu beef, char siu, hekka, komoda’s donuts, saimin, opihi. (Are you hungry yet?) This food represents comfort and my taste buds long for it.

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Soul friends

Men and women do not make this journey alone. They turn for help and support to their anamchara, a spiritual friend or soul-friend, one who offers anamachairdeas or spiritual direction.

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