This headline did not surprise me:
ELCA Head Affirms Commitment to Centrality of Scripture.
In the article, Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson says, "we share a commitment to proclaim to the whole world the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ, to serve our neighbor, and to build a world of justice and peace."
The problem with the ELCA's proclamation was neatly summed up by H. Richard Niebuhr 50 years before the ELCA was born: A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.”
The ELCA uses words like salvation, evangelical, Law and Gospel, even sin. But the normative theologian seems to be a Lewis Carroll character
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'They were sitting on the wall. They have had a great fall. I do not think they will be put together again.