In a Spirit of Reformation

Sometimes I write with inspired insight, other times moved by joy or anger. And sometimes I write with slow-moving dread. October has been the latter kind of time.

Over the course of the past month I’ve written a series of posts in which I voice my concerns about the evolving worship life and theological shifts unfolding in my congregation – and about finding my voice erased from its place in our congregational life.

I spent the month breaking my silence for the greater good and in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

I posted my words — all 16,000 of them in thirteen posts put up “in real time” (as I wrote them) on Facebook. In a sense, walking up to the door of the Wittenberg church each time and setting my words there for others to see.

Now the month is over, the set of posts is compete, and I am putting a link to the complete set here on my website.

As I say on the front page: “I write these words – in the spirit of the Reformation – seeking neither to embarrass particular leaders nor to foment division in the church, but simply to bear witness to the truth as best I can. So help me God.”

David R. Weiss – October 2017

The link below will open a pdf document that you can read online or download and print out. The thirteen short essays run 27 pages.

In a Spirit of Reformation



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