Reviews - What do customers think about A Reforming Church...: Gift and Task : Essays from a Free Conference?
The ELCA and its thinkers at their tradition's best. Dec 8, 2001
This book is a collection of essays taken from a "free" conference that met in 1994, partially in response to the ELCA's debate over sexuality. The essays in this book offer keen observations on what it means to be a reforming church today, using insights from the gospel, Luther, and other sources, including theological, historical, and scientific.
The essays represent a number of different perspectives and personal backgrounds. Their variety and multifaceted approaches to the issues of church reform and sexuality are remarkable and refreshing. In fact, I believe that they are a testament to the reforming traditions of Jesus and Luther.
The ambience of the book is invigorating; I felt like I was in attendance at the conference. I recommend this book to Lutherans who want to feel and understand the dynamic nature of the Lutheran tradition and want to explore its possibilities. The book is easy enough for the layperson, yet contains enough substance for a theologian.
If you are a member of the ELCA and bored with the tradition (or frustrated with its gridlock), this book is highly recommended.
This book is boring May 7, 2000
This book is so stupid, I mean the dude doesn't even do everything