With Charity and Grace: Hosanna-Tabor Pastor on the Supreme Court Case

“We’re offering prayers of thanksgiving,” said Paul Undlin, senior pastor of Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church.  “This whole thing has been a weight on my shoulders.  It’s been a cloud over my ministry, over the whole church.”He was referring, of course, to the case of Hosanna-Tabor Church and School v. EEOC, the Supreme Court’s “ministerial exception” case which was decided this week by a landmark 9-0 vote. He accepted congratulations on the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the church; and he … [Read more...]

The Dictatorship of Relativism: Catholicism in the Crosshairs

The State of Illinois has been in the forefront of the culture wars recently because of a new law passed by the Illinois Legislature which threatens to force the Catholic Church out of the adoption business.When Illinois’ new civil union law took effect on June 1, 2010, religious adoption and foster care agencies were faced with a dilemma:  whether to follow their religious beliefs, or follow the new state law.  The Lutheran and Evangelical child welfare agencies chose to follow the law.  Ca … [Read more...]