Mark Hanson Quotes

Four Quotes by: Bishop Mark Hanson of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

How do we as LWF {Lutheran World Federation} member churches continue to express our commitment to Eucharistic hospitality and sharing with the Roman Catholic Church without minimizing the theological issues that remain? Will 2017 and the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation provide an opportunity for shared reflection with the Roman Catholics on our contributions and commitment to the unity of Christís church and to the work for justice and peace in all the earth.
Source here on the Internet. Dated: September 2005.
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We need to develop and encourage just responses and shared principals for the healing of creation, the elimination of poverty and the cessation of violence. This reconciling work calls for Christians to collaborate with persons of other faiths and religions and those who profess no faith.
http://www.lutheranworld.org/LWF_Documents/2005-Council/President_Address-2005_EN.pdf. Dated: 31st August 2005

Mainline churches traditionally are uneasy with literal readings of Scripture, particularly in fundamentalist churches, regarding the end of the world and political unrest in the Middle East. In addition, mainline churches have been divided over what the Bible says about hot-button issues such as homosexuality and womenís ordination.
Sourced from an article: Kevin Eckstrom, ?Lutheran leader calls for an ecumenical council to address growing biblical fundamentalism? (Religious News Service, August 11, 2005) by . Dated: 31st August 2005
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... the understanding we have of homosexuality today does not seem to be reflected at all in the context of the biblical writers.
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