Order in the House (and Church) Lutherans often use the theological concept of the “order of creation” to talk about relationships between men and women in the church and in the Christian home. Is this concept biblical? Is it Lutheran? We will talk about the biblical and historical background to this sometimes controversial topic, how Missouri Synod Lutherans have understood and applied it, and how it might help us better understand both the pastoral office and our opposition to women’s ordination, among other controversial contemporary topics regarding marriage and sexuality.
Rev. Dr. Richard J. Serina, Jr., is Associate Executive Director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations. Serina came to the CTCR in 2020 after serving parishes in urban Dallas, rural West Texas, and suburban New Jersey. He earned his doctorate in Reformation Studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has taught at Concordia Seminary and Concordia College-Bronxville, edits book reviews for the journal LOGIA, and has written one book (Nicholas of Cusa’s Brixen Sermons and the Late Medieval Church Reform; Brill, 2016), has edited two others, and has published numerous essays and book chapters dealing mostly with ecclesiology, the late medieval church, and Reformation theology. He is married to Christina and has six children.
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