Smudged with Tradition

When I moved to New York I started attending an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or ELCA church. Having been raised in a liturgical Missouri Synod church I was surprised at the level of liturgy in the ELCA: incense and crossing one’s self, ashes on Ash Wednesday! These were things that I’d always been told were Roman conceits.

Even though I disagree with much of what Hans Fiene has to say about social issues, I appreciate his take on the state of Lutheran tradition.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: