Lutherans and other Christian denominations are divided by faith in a new book by Faith Rodgers, a pastor and author of a new documentary about Christian denominations.
The film, titled “Divided by God: The Divided Church,” was released on Tuesday.
Rodgers’ film focuses on the evangelical Christian faith and how it’s fractured.
“This is not a good news story for me,” Rodgers said in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
“It’s not a happy story.
It’s not an inspiring story.
But it’s a story.”
Rodgers and his wife, Laura, have been living in the small Ohio community of St. Louis, Missouri, since 2009.
In December of that year, they moved to a house in the city of Cleveland and built their life there, raising their three children.
They’re also part of a small but growing network of evangelical Christian families.
“I think it’s not surprising to find people who are deeply spiritual and deeply committed to the church who have been hurt by this,” Rodger said.
Rodger’s film focuses specifically on the denomination of the United Church of Christ, or UCC.
Rods says he started watching the UCC’s “The Book of Common Prayer” in 2013 and began to see parallels between his faith and what he experienced in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Roders’ family members have struggled to find peace in his faith.
“It was a very, very hard year,” he said.
“We were very, really hurt.”
When Rodgers asked his pastor, Robert Hales, for advice on how to move forward, he was told to follow the teachings of a local UCC leader named D. John Hales.
Rodings said that Hales’ teaching is that God is the source of all things.
“My pastor said to me, ‘You know, the Bible tells us God is our God,'” Rodgers told ABC News.
“And he said, ‘So, I don’t want you to look at the Bible any different.
It says that God has a purpose for everything.
That is why God has created everything, that is why the universe exists.'”
Rodgers was inspired to take a closer look at his faith after hearing that the U.S. military was considering a new policy to allow the military to use “religious symbols and rituals to influence military decisions.”
The military said the policy, which has been in effect since at least 2014, was a response to a request from the UCA Lutheran Church, which is based in St Louis.
The military also said the request would help strengthen its relationship with faith-based organizations, including faith-owned schools, churches and synagogues.
Rodhes says he believes the policy will not only hurt the ULC community but will also harm other faith-affiliated organizations, like the UCP.
Rodins family is currently being supported by a large family of evangelical Christians in a way that they can’t even conceive of.
Rodings’ documentary includes interviews with several people in his family, including his father, Pastor Rodger, and the two sisters, Grace and Anna. “
So when we say, ‘We are a united family,’ that is what we really mean.”
Rodings’ documentary includes interviews with several people in his family, including his father, Pastor Rodger, and the two sisters, Grace and Anna.
Rodging said his family has not received any financial support from the church, and that they’re in need of some help.
“There’s nothing like this for our families,” Rods said.
But for Rodgers himself, there’s a lot of sadness.
He said he’s been searching for peace in all of his faith, but he hasn’t found it.
“All of the things that have brought us together in our faith community are not going to be the same when this is over,” Rodgings said.
He added that he hopes his film can help those who are searching for answers.
“The truth is, we’re not even on the same page,” he added.