|Valley of Peace Lutheran Church|
The United Church of Christ (UCC) had a national campaign a few years back declaring "God is still speaking". Seems that the Lutherans are in agreement with their friends in the UCC.
Jesus prescribed a radical lifestyle that often got him in trouble with the institutional church of his day. He re-prioritized the vast number of laws that were prescribed in the Old Testament, with the primary focus on loving God and neighbor above all else. However even given those new marching orders the institutionalized church has often been slow to change with scientific discoveries and new cultural understandings of human nature. I hope that Martin Luther, were he alive today, would be thrilled with the continuation of the reformation. And much more importantly that the radical Jewish leader, Jesus, is pleased to see more welcoming and inclusive followers.