Falling and not afraid
"Our living and our dying are great mysteries. The images of heaven we read in Scripture are the best and inspired efforts of the finite to describe the infinite... But I am sure of this: God is love."

Falling and not afraid

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Our living and our dying are great mysteries. Not long ago a young reporter contacted me wanting to talk about death. She…

Continue Reading
The good Samaritan
“When we ask, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ we sort people into categories… Our new life in Christ leads us to ask and answer a different question. Not, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ but ‘How are we neighbor?’”

The good Samaritan

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP I have been thinking a lot about the parable of the good Samaritan lately (Luke 10:25-37). Parts of it are so familiar—the…

Continue Reading
A proclivity for paradox
"...if it’s our earnest desire to share the intimate and liberating love of Jesus, then we will have to hold each other accountable as we take the hard but holy steps to open up a 94% white church."

A proclivity for paradox

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject…

Continue Reading
Close Menu