Learning from the Lutherans

I posted this Religion News Service story over on the news side of our web site earlier today: Lutheran leaders declare worship wars 'sinful'. It seemed to me to be a rather bold statement from the leadership council of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod has warned congregations that disagreements over worship styles that developed into full-fledged worship wars are "sinful."

"The polarization that is affecting the church concerning the issue of forms, rites and ceremonies is sinful and hinders the proclamation of the gospel," it says.

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Certainly something for Catholics to think about.

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