Vocations Crisis in Lutheran Germany
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The Protestant Church has secondary growth concerns: The number of students for Evangelical Theology is in decline since the beginning of the nineties.

[Die Zeit: Online] 10-15 years it will still go well, then however, Germany will be threatened by a shortage of ministers, fear the Union of Evangelical Pastors and Pastoresses. The number of young men, who want to be Pastor, has been declining for years: 1992 still had 8500 young people studying for the ministry, at the present there are only 2300, said Union President Klaus Weber. From 2020 on the Pastor-boom will fall into silence.

Not only is the number of candidates sinking, but simultaneously the number of members of the Evangelical church as well. These were estimated by 2030 to be a quarter of what they are today, said Weber. For this reason Pastor's positions are being closed. Already is a Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Pastor responsible for a dozen communities. The all-important personal contact is broken down. The church relies more on volunteers to hold its divine services.

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Thats nothing I read in a article about a year ago that less than 10% attended Lutheran services in Wintterberg.

Hell a hundred Lutheran seminarians are not worth the Shoes of one Catholic priest.
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(09-14-2010, 07:00 PM)Unum Sint Wrote: Thats nothing I read in a article about a year ago that less than 10% attended Lutheran services in Wintterberg.

Hell a hundred Lutheran seminarians are not worth the Shoes of one Catholic priest.

As you probably know, protestantism is mostly a formality and a lot of people are happy to pay their church tax without ever darkening the door of a church save for weddings, funerals and maybe the all-too-infrequent baptism.
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They think they're going to heaven anyway, right?
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(09-14-2010, 07:00 PM)Unum Sint Wrote: Thats nothing I read in a article about a year ago that less than 10% attended Lutheran services in Wintterberg.

Hell a hundred Lutheran seminarians are not worth the Shoes of one Catholic priest.

The same is the case for the Catholics too in Wester Europ. Less than 7% of the population attends Masses, and the crisis for priests is catastrophic.

The judge about the values in the Christianity is God.
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Good fewer heretic ministers the better.
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(09-15-2010, 08:03 AM)Baskerville Wrote: Good fewer heretic ministers the better.

You may be sure that the hard liners of them say the same for you. The judgments belongs to God, and He scrutinizes the hearts and kidneys, and rejects explicitly all hatred.
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(09-15-2010, 08:08 AM)glgas Wrote:
(09-15-2010, 08:03 AM)Baskerville Wrote: Good fewer heretic ministers the better.

You may be sure that the hard liners of them say the same for you. The judgments belongs to God, and He scrutinizes the hearts and kidneys, and rejects explicitly all hatred.

Good for them. And God has already judged them through the Churches condemnation of them. (not the Conciliar, but the Catholic one)
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Point being, the pretext of people who hate the teachings of the Church in this case sure turns out to be hollow.  Supposedly, all those problems are supposed to make it easier to serve, if only you'd demystify the whole thing, get rid of the medieval prescriptions and ordain wymyn, it would be ok.

Nobody wants Lutheranism or even the warmed over social-justice version of it.
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