Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lutherans agree to read more Bible

The ELCA Assembly meeting in Chicago this past week endorsed "Book of Faith: Lutherans Read the Bible," a five-year initiative to promote study of the Bible. The initiative grew out of a proposal the North Carolina Synod made to the 2005 Churchwide Assembly. One recommendation stressed the importance of Scripture for believers "throughout the ages" and thanked the North Carolina Synod for proposing the initiative. It was adopted by a vote of 1,000 to 19. A companion recommendation, adopted 956 to 68, gave specific suggestions for ways to "invite and encourage all members, expressions, institutions and partners of this church to commit themselves regularly and increasingly to hearing, reading, studying, sharing and being formed by God's Word."

Here's what else they did.

1 comment:

bugs said...

Sounds good! being half way through through the confirmation program, with my class of 25 young people,i sincerely wish that we could do something to encourage our members to read the bible more. will follow the links to see how the Lutherans intend doing it. i really do enjoy reading your blogs.

Blessings