of Mission staff over Synod action
Tension peaks over recent stances on homosexuality, salvation
The Board of directors accepted their resignations rather than
address the problems with how resolutions were handled at Northern and
Southern Synods. Bob Sawyer was troubled with the emphasis this article put on
the fact that issues remain unresolved.
response to Northern Synod actions by Rev.Adann Ward
How wonderful it would be if we could now step out in front of society and
officially accept and preside over gay and lesbian unions and accept gay and
lesbian clergy with their partner
to Rev. Wards letter by Moravian
You seem to infer homosexuality as an
"acceptable life style." If .this is true then God's word is a
response to Synod actions by Rev Doug Norwood
I have grieved over the Moravian Church, of course.
And I am concerned that so many Moravians, who can no longer bear the Biblical
vacuum and the spiritual insanity of our leadership, seem to trickle away,
saved by grace but lost to the church. Your site offers a connective
forum and a real ray of hope for many who might otherwise just trickle away.
from Rev. Norwood explaining his position
I, and a small core of like-minded pastors
and church members, have struggled against what we've perceived to be the
church's drift away from essential Biblical values
PEC response letter to Rev Doug Norwood
This letter from David Wickman, President
of the Northern PEC Dated May 27, 2003 informed Rev. Norwood that his
status will be changed and listed as minister without call.
to Rev. Norwood situation by Moravian minister in Southern Province Perhaps
the most alarming part of this whole affair (aside from the possible loss to
the Moravian Church of one of its most effective and faithful ministers) is
the assumption that lies behind the PEC's decision. Resolutions of
Synod--changeable statements that frequently are little more than commentary
on the political issues of the day--are now taken to be the practical
equivalent of Scripture.