|The Universalists of WELS/ELS/LCMS|
are right at home with the Fuller Universalists.
That is why they work so well with ELCA.
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One of seven UCC seminaries is closing in May 2013: Bangor Theological Seminary of Bangor, Maine. It's the only accredited seminary in all of northern New England.
The CS Monitor cover story says that the traditional mainline denominational churches (read: liberal) in New England are emptying out, and conservative churches are moving in: Baptists, Seventh-Day Adventists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals and others are moving in. Of course, NE was a Reformed/Puritan hotbed, so they probably aren't too keen on Lutheranism (just in case some CRM guys were going to set out to start up a church there):
|Watch Missouri and WELS gay up in the next few years.|
GJ - This decline has been going on for many years. Hartford Seminary in Connecticut became a liberal foundation with some staff. One of them lectured ELCA-WELS-LCMS leaders at the 1991 Snowbird gathering funded by Ur-Thrivent.
Here is a choice quote from that confab: