Category: Ecclesiology and Ecclesial Life

"Ecumenical Liturgy, Its Possibilities and Problems" Fall In Lutheran Forum. vol. 43, no. 3, 2009 : 3-9

A review of the development of ecumenical liturgies, such as the Lima Liturgy, with theological critique and suggestions for the future.

Gracia Grindal "The Role of Women in Seminary Life" In Thanksgiving and hope: the histories of beginnings and endings, people and passions, convictions and conflicts, faith and fervor over more than 125 years of theological discussion and education which formed Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.. Minneapolis: Northfield Publications 1998 : 83-91


"‚ÄúLutheran Visionaries: The Public Square and the Church”" In Women with 2020 Vision: American Theologians on the Voice, Vote, and Vision of Women. ed. Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner. Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2020

Challenging and changing the effects of racism and sexism because of faith takes the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America into the public square to to address difficult social, political, and economic problems. Yet the problems of racism and sexism are within the ELCA, too. Lutheran women of color serve as visionaries in the public square and in the church, cultivating the love of neighbor and God’s ongoing reformation of the church.

Marc Kolden and Todd Nichol, eds. "Getting Women Ordained" In Called and Ordained: Lutheran Perspectives on the Ministry. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 1990
Karen L. Bloomquist, Martin L. Sinaga "Theological Education in Lutheran Churches" In The Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity. ed. Dietrich Werner. Regnum 2010
Karen L. Bloomquist "Communion as a Basis for Moral Formation, Deliberation and Action" In The Difficult But Indispensable Church. ed. Norma Cook Everist. Fortress 2002
Karen L. Bloomquist "The Postmodern Challenge of Moral Deliberation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America" In The Church as Communion. ed. Heinrich Holze. 1998
Gracia Grindal "Women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America" In University of South Carolina Press. eds. Catherine Wessinger, and Frederick Denny, eds. May 1996 : 180-210
Gracia Grindal "How Lutheran Women Came to be Ordained" In Lutheran women in ordained ministry 1970-1995: reflections and perspectives. ed. Gloria E. Bengston, editor. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 1995 : 33-44
Gracia Grindal "Women in the Lutheran Tradition" In Serving the Word: Lutheran Women. ed. Marilyn Preus. New York: Augsburg Fortress : 21-33