232. Because the ministry is a matter on which Lutherans, while having certain confessional and theological commitments, possess degrees of flexibility to meet changing situations and needs in church, society, and culture, there have periodically been studies and action on the topic by Lutheran bodies. In the course of the 1970s, the predecessor bodies of the ELCA all adopted the term "bishop," which was carried over into the ELCA.451
He said that in teaching this he realized that he jeopardized his life; but God had revealed it to him many years before as a privilege with blessings, now God had revealed it again and instructed him to teach with commandment, as the Church could travel [progress] no further without the introduction of this principle." (LDS Biographical Encyclopedia by Elder Andrew Jensen, 6:232, 1887)Sarah Kimball, like Sarah Pratt, was committed to her husband, and refused the Prophet's invitation, asking that he "teach it to someone else." Although she kept the matter quiet, her husband and Smith evidently had difficulties over Smith's proposal.
Essays in Theology of Culture af Robert W
Robert Jenson begins these essays with art and architecture and ends with the Eucharist. Along the way he touches almost every question thoughtful Christians have pondered these last three decades, from church and society to the doctrine of the Trinity to the mass media. This is a wise book, profound and earthy on human matters, yet sophisticated on theological ones. Jenson is a man of the academy whose home if the church, a systematic and analytic thinker who loves the arts. He recognizes a good argument, yet he speaks from experience. In this book he wrotes with conviction and style about real questions -- the kind we wonder about when we are in conversation only with ourselves.