Evangelical Lutherans choose theologian to run homosexuality study

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2002

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Rev. James M. Childs Jr. starts work Feb. 1 as director of a four-year study of homosexuality ordered last year by an assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The study will produce a sexuality statement and shape future policy. Liberal Lutherans have been advocating ordination of openly homosexual pastors and blessings for same-sex couples.

Childs is a theology and ethics professor and former academic dean at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. He is taking a leave, since the job at Chicago church headquarters is full time.

Childs said the process ''will be attentive to God's Word, open, fair, rigorous, and as representative and participatory as possible.''



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