I was humbled when my comments on jakebouma.com turned into an impromptu blog post of its own. Since Jake’s readership blows mine out of the water, I felt it necessary to rectify a lack of information I admitted about the Historic Episcopate. I’m confident that zero people really care about the nuances of this religious doctrine. However, it’s my duty as a Lutheran to find out.
The most helpful source was a 1999 Lutheran Magazine article that was written prior to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in August of that year. Seems to do a good job of balancing both sides of the argument, as it pertained to the Call to Common Mission (CCM) agreement with the Episcopalians.
Other helpful sites included:
And, for those who have made it this far…a gratuitous picture of my youngest son, Evan, up at Lake Okoboji this past weekend.