Central Lutheran Church

Bread vs. wine and other church conflicts

By Pastor John Hulden It was 1970. The national convention for the American Lutheran Church (ALC) was in Minneapolis. (The ALC was one of the predecessor church bodies that formed the ELCA in 1988.) It was at that 1970 gathering that the ALC voted to ordain women. The fight was tough. At a worship service [...]

A hunger for hope

By Eric Howard Last week, 200 national faith leaders descended upon Minneapolis and Central Lutheran Church for the 2019 ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering. It was a rare sight to see so many Lutherans gathered under a shared conviction that faith in action could end hunger. At the heart of the event was its theme: [...]