Readers supply us with more items for this column than we can acknowledge or print, but we do our best to sneak these signs of human fallibility in among our weighty pronouncements. Recent mail has brought the following:

An Addlebury, Massachusetts, church invites hypocrites: "All who seek a closer pretense of Christ in their lives will be welcomed at communion." Must we Lutherans now believe in the "Real Pretense"?

The Pacific Lutheran University Scene describes the Nicene Creed as "an essential part of the doctrine and liturgy of the Lutheran and Episcopal churches since it was adopted by the church council in AD 325."

Where is God? A Sun City church bulletin answers that question by announcing the death of a 102-year-old woman, "who went to be with the Lord in Amarillo, Texas."


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