Saturday, June 13, 2020
Many firsts in the ELCA
Strangely, he is more Lutheran than one of the previous occupants of that office (she was Presbyterian) and he is a recognized scholar (with a degree from Harvard, doctorate from Yale, Fulbright scholar in Germany at Tubingen, IREX scholar at Leipzig, taught at Yale, and taught at Cal Lutheran for a time). Strangely enough, he does not have a degree from any Lutheran seminary. But that has hardly proved to make someone Lutheran in the past nor has it been a particular problem for the ELCA.