What it means to be Lutheran

What it means to be Lutheran A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Lutherans don’t often garner much media attention. In this country we don’t make up a big segment of the population. When groups of Lutherans began arriving on these shores in the 18th Read More →

Standing with brothers and sisters in Orlando

1606orlando “We are killing ourselves. All are created in God’s image. We are LGBTQ. We are Muslims whose faith has been cooped by hate. God have mercy,” tweeted the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, on June 12, 2016 following the Read More →

Straight outta Nazareth

1606straightoutta by the Rev. James Phillips In advance of the 2016 Metro D.C. Synod Assembly, “For the Healing of the Nations,” this stimulating sermon preached by Pr. Phillips to leaders gathered at the Bishop’s Convocation in October 2015 is being shared. Read More →

From persecution to witness

1606witness A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP For many months now people have been asking for some kind of statement about the persecution of Christians around the world. It seems to be a straight-forward issue. Christians are suffering in Read More →

Taking aging by Storm

1605storm Storm, a two-year-old, 60-pound black Labrador, has made herself at home with The Village at Rockville – A National Lutheran Community (TVAR) in Rockville, Md.* Her first week was spent training and learning the ropes with residents and staff since Read More →

Love your neighbor

“We are to fear and love God, so that we do not tell lies about our neighbors, betray or slander them, or destroy their reputations. Instead we are to come to their defense, speak well of them, and interpret everything they do in the best possible light” (Small Catechism). A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all Read More →