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From the Bishop’s desk: Listening to Noah*

From the Bishop’s desk: Listening to Noah* You probably know this already, but Noah is very popular again just now. A new movie has brought the man with the ark and the animals back into the cultural conversation. THE MAN, THE MOVIE Nancy Ann and I saw Read More →

Pre-natal care push against malaria

1404malariacampaignprenatalv2 A woman’s immunity to malaria is reduced when she becomes pregnant, putting her and her baby at greater risk. Two doses of anti-malarial medication during pregnancy protect both mom and baby from contracting the disease. World Malaria Day is observed Read More →

From the Bishop’s desk: Notice the feeling

From the Bishop’s desk: Notice the feeling Dear friends*, Lent is an intense season of the church year for most of us, the time when we’re called to be most thoughtful. Lent is the time when we’re most likely to examine ourselves and renew what we call Read More →

From a cross, a dazzling light: The essence of Christ – Loving, selfless suffering and death for the life of the world

From a cross, a dazzling light: The essence of Christ – Loving, selfless suffering and death for the life of the world A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP* The Transfiguration is a strange story—the mountain, the light, the appearance of Moses and Elijah, the utterly confounded disciples, the voice of God.** How do we make sense of this supernatural event? Read More →

From the bishop’s desk: Fortunate combination

From the bishop’s desk: Fortunate combination Dear friends*, I would like you to look forward to April 27. I know it isn’t even Ash Wednesday yet. I know we still need to make our Lenten pilgrimage, journey with the Lord through Holy Week and celebrate Easter. Read More →

Learning to speak a hard truth: Needle barely moved on ELCA becoming a diverse church

Learning to speak a hard truth: Needle barely moved on ELCA becoming a diverse church A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP* Consider this: how many of you are left-handed? Of those of you who are, how many times a day are you reminded that you are left-handed? At every meal when you sit Read More →