These essays are posted here as a courtesy and relate to other resources at http://mpls-synod.org/youth/discernment-military/. The 2012 Assembly of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America resolved to educate Lutheran youth about the three positions the ELCA supports regarding participation in the military. These local elders reflect on their different perspectives.
Vets for Peace – Larry Johnson
Conscientious Objection – Allan Bostelmann
Military Service In Conscience – Adam Krueger
Selective Conscientious Objection – Chuck Lutz