Discard money-talk reluctance

Discard money-talk reluctance “I believe the journey of raising money is holy work,” says Rebecca Jorgenson Sundquist in a “Best of” tips article sifted out from her capital campaign work.* “Conversations about money are holy conversations. Head straight in!” Reluctant? Equip leaders in Read More →

Subtle shift to works righteousness

Subtle shift to works righteousness Jesus didn’t die to change behaviors, political systems, institution A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP We are in the middle of Lent—the season of spiritual warfare, or at least really good intentions. Many of us now engage in Read More →

Summer sighting in February

Summer sighting in February We’re letting our network know what’s going on through the first 2015 Synod Assembly Update networked email (2/23/15). Here’s what it said. YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T BEEN THINKING OF JUNE? Your Synod Assembly Planning Committee has gotten the ball rolling, Read More →

We need to talk

We need to talk Church the appropriate place for deep, honest, even painful conversation about race A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP This summer and fall our country was shaken by violence—the violent encounters between police and young African-American men in Ferguson, Read More →

Stories from border immersion

Stories from border immersion Standing at a border will always refocus horizons. A group from our synod has spent the past week (Feb. 2-9, 2015) on a Border Immersion Experience in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico; hosted by Cristo Rey Lutheran Church of Read More →

Cabin fervor

Cabin fervor by John Handley I can clearly remember my first trip to Caroline Furnace at the age of nine (actually on my ninth birthday). It was just a short overnight trip. After that, I couldn’t wait to go back for a Read More →