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Bill Cwirla, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, CA, will address the theme: "Lutheranism 101: An Introduction to Lutheran Faith & Practice".
Today Pastor Cwirla will compare Lutheranism with Reformed and Evangelical Churches, and will discuss what Lutherans share in common with their brethren in Christ from these other traditions as well as that which is uniquely Lutheran. Pastor Cwirla will also address the differences that exist between some of the main denominations in the US identifying themselves as "Lutheran", such as Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod (LC-MS), The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America and the The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Pastor Cwirla is also the President of Higher Things, a Lutheran youth organization that strives to shape a confessional, liturgical Lutheran identity among those in high school and college, and is co-host along with Pastor Craig Donofrio of God Whisperers, heard every Monday at 3 PM (Eastern Time) on Pirate Christian Radio (see www.PirateChristianRadio.com).