Tag Archives: lutheran

November 1, 2008, 6:20 am

Yo, Happy Reformation Day

For us Lutherans, yesterday was not only Halloween, it was Reformation Day, when we commemorate Luther‘s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, which touched off the Protestant Reformation. Some people celebrate this occasion in ways which are, well, a little different.

Lyrics are here, and yes, that’s a parody of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”. In my view, any rap that can successfully make a rhyme to the name of Ulrich Zwingli is a success.

April 12, 2008, 2:54 pm

Valpo looking for new pastor; women only, please

Valparaiso University is seeking a new pastor for its campus. If you want the job, though, you have to be a woman:

The need for a female pastor was first discussed in 2001, but it was not until last year the effort began in earnest, Cunningham said. He said he had felt the need to hire a representative of the ELCA [=Evangelical Lutheran Church in America] in response to the growing members of that denomination among faculty and students.[...]

Cunningham, who along with Associate Pastor James Wetzstein, is a member of the Missouri Synod, said the new pastor will regularly lead worship as a representative of the ELCA. But 80 percent of the job will involve other types of ministry and counseling work among students and faculty.[...]

The new pastor is being funded with a $3 million gift from a group of anonymous donors, who were sought out after the decision was made to create the position…

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