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TOM BROCK, Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN , will address: "Sodom & Gomorrah Come to Wittenberg: The Conservative-Liberal Battle over Same-Sex Marriage in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America".
According to a recent Washington Times article, "Conservatives at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's churchwide assembly here [Minneapolis, MN] were still reeling Thursday from losing -- by one vote -- their battle to defeat a new social statement that gives validity to same-sex relationships..." (Read complete article here).
Our guest today, Tom Brock, is a former ELCA pastor who, along with his congregation at Hope Lutheran Church of Minneapolis , pulled out of that denomination and joined the more conservative and more faithfully Lutheran AFLC (Association of Free Lutheran Congregations).
Pastor Tom Brock was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. He graduated from Bethel College in Biblical Studies and has a Masters of Divinity from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota. He has served as pastor of Hope Lutheran Church since 1981. Pastor Brock has been a board member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Lutheran Laity and Pastors and the Great Commission Network, both of which were reform groups working for Biblical renewal in the Lutheran Church. He has a television preaching ministry in Minneapolis which has been telecasting since 1988 and a radio ministry broadcasting since 2004. Pastor Brock is an evangelical, theologically conservative pastor who believes that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. He believes the Bible alone is our highest authority and that the Church today needs to reaffirm the authority of Scriptures in all matters of faith and life. He believes the Church today needs to follow the Word and not the world.