John Piper, always one to view current events in light of Scriptural authority, comments on the tornado that touched down in Minneapolis during the ELCA vote on homosexual clergy yesterday. I’m not typically one to begin to interpret divine will in the midst of calamity (such as many did after 9/11 or Katrina), but I think Piper is dead on. Remembering that we are all wholly depraved apart from Jesus, let us have compassion and boldly proclaim the Word to those blinded by sin.
An excerpt concerning the agenda at the convention:
According to the ELCA’s printed convention schedule, at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 19, the 5th session of the convention was to begin. The main item of the session: “Consideration: Proposed Social Statement on Human Sexuality.” The issue is whether practicing homosexuality is a behavior that should disqualify a person from the pastoral ministry.