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Ex-pastor’s sex charges stir online controversy for Missouri Synod

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A spirited and scathing discussion is taking place on a Missouri Synod Internet website, signaling a seismic upheaval in how the conservative Lutheran church will go forward after a convicted child sex offender and former minister was arrested recently in a case with alarming similarities. Recrimination, blame, finger-pointing and prayers are pouring forth in the wake of the former Rev. Darwin Schauer’s arrest last month on 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a teen. Continue Reading

Lutheran split shakes up social service network

July 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the largest social service networks in the United States, working in areas ranging from adoption to disaster relief, faces a shakeup because of Lutheran divisions over the Bible and homosexuality. Continue Reading