have traditionally insisted that church fellowship is above all fellowship in the gospel.
In his sermon on "How Christians Should Regard Moses," (6) Luther himself offers a rough guide for how Lutherans
in mission contexts could regard him and, even more broadly.
"Eucharistic hospitality," means that Catholics would be able to receive Communion at Lutheran
worship services, and Lutherans
would be able to do the same at a Catholic Mass.
Nobody minds that the Lutherans
bring all the baking.
Gottfried Seebass shows that Catholics, Lutherans
, Zwinglians, and Radicals opposed the state's seizure of the cura religionis whenever they were excluded from power.
The Aid Association for Lutherans
said it has merged with Lutheran
Brotherhood to form the nation's largest fraternal benefits society.
The result of Walton's interest is Call to Witness, a 59-minute film about gay and lesbian Lutherans
' attempts to become pastors, which are countered by ELCA leaders' courteous but firm responses to discipline--or quash--the movement.
But what is not true is that the "agreement" means unity between Catholics and Lutherans
Each congregation had to determine whether the LCMS strictures against worship and certain cooperative activities with Lutherans
and others not in formal agreement with the LCMS were "expedient" for advancing its congregational mission.
Through its council, the LWF, which represents 57 million of the world's 61 million Lutherans
, voted to approve the document after 80 of 89 member churches favored such approval.
What about Loehe's impact among nineteenth-century Lutherans
who lived in the eastern United States?
Ted Turner, who once called Christianity "a religion for losers" has launched a joint initiative with Lutherans
and Methodists in the United States to raise $200 million US ($202 million Cdn) to fight malaria in Africa.