We have been invited to write to The Lutheran with our views on women’s ordination. You can imagine the many conservative pastors that will put pen to paper with their distinctive perspective on things religious, so it is useful that the voice of the membership is heard in this discussion. Without that voice it will seem like the voice of conservative pastors is the only one out there, even though most LCA members are in favour of women’s ordination.
It is the voice of conservative pastors which is loudest against women’s ordination, and it is also that voice which is most strident and most intolerant of diversity within the LCA.
Don’t be a stranger. Write to the Lutheran. Express your thoughts on why women’s ordination is vital in your context. While we don’t wish to compete in a letter writing competition and while letters cannot all be printed, it is vital that local voices are expressed in The Lutheran and heard by our Bishop.
Please be a part of this discussion. Don’t leave it to others. Express your dreams and longings and leave your imprint on the LCA.