Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Wittenberg Today

A story from the Chicago Tribune on Wittenberg, birth-place of the Reformation

Apart from the insight into the state of the Christian faith in post-communist Wittenberg, particularly interesting here is the contrast in the approach of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to having a presence in the birth-place of the Reformation. The raison-d'etre of the former church body appears to be hospitality to American pilgrims, while the Missouri Synod has expressed a definite evangelistic intent among the local population.