“Mirror, mirror on the wall—who is the most Lutheran of us all?” That was the question raised at a recent Conference of Bishops gathering as we discussed worship practices among our congregations. Now we are presented with a document, The Use of the Means of Grace, that effectively gives us a standard to understand what […]
How is the Synod Necessary for Salvation?
The question that I have been asked to address flows from a recent lecture series by Philip Hefner and Tim Lull at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago on the issue, “How is the Church necessary for Salvation?” Though I was unable to be present during that 1996 Hein‑Fry series, I did have the […]
Let’s Share Our Concerns and Visions
I am appreciative of the planning and interest expressed by the Editorial Council of Let’s Talk and the writers of this first issue. I have been involved since the original conversations and heartily affirm this journal in the life of Metro Chicago Synod and its leaders. This is a vehicle to share our concerns and […]