Thanks, George. I'm learning more about the various aspects of Lutheranism
from you than anybody else! ;-)
From: george murphy [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday August 18, 2001 7:39 PM
To: Vandergraaf, Chuck
Subject: Re: Sunday observance (was Homosexuality (a condition) and
"Vandergraaf, Chuck" wrote:
As an aside, it is also interesting that we seem to crave rules and this is
especially apparent in denominations like Anglican, Lutheran, Catholic and
Greek Orthodox that rely on, what a Calvinist would call, "choreography"
with candles that need to be lit at a specific time, "bells and smells,"
Just a comment on the inclusion of Lutherans. It's true that some
(& I include myself among them) are "high church" but that is not because
worship must be done that way. As a matter of evangelical freedom, Lutheran
worship can be as "high" or "low" church as the congregation & pastor like
as long as the gospel is preached & the sacraments are administered in
accord with the gospel. This is in contrast to Christians who think that
they must have particular smells & bells and to those who think that they
can't have them.
George L. Murphy
"The Science-Theology Interface"
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