Fryer – Reclaiming the “L” word

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Author:     Fryer, Kelly A., 1961-
Title:     Reclaiming the “L” word : renewing the church from its Lutheran core / Kelly A. Fryer ; foreword by Timothy F. Lull
Published:     Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Fortress, c2003
Description:     111 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Series:     Lutheran voices
Bibliography:     Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-96)

Summary: Where Lutheran Christians stand at the foot of the cross and where they are met by Jesus.  Shows where mission and the Lutheran theological tradition connect.  Fryer gives “5 Guiding Principles”:

  1. Jesus is Lord
  2. Everyone is welcome
  3. Love changes people
  4. Everybody has something to offer
  5. The world needs what we have.

As a result she offers “5 Strategic Behaviors”:

  1. Pray always
  2. Set people free
  3. Take action
  4. Expect surprises
  5. Be hopeful.

ISBN:    0806645962 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780806645964 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects (Topics):    Lutheran Church — Doctrines
Mission of the church
Evangelistic work
Church renewal

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