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Watershed stewardship

Watershed stewardship In the creek that flows behind our church in Waldorf, Maryland, Peace Lutheran Church is going to host a cleanup this year. I am a member of Peace* and the Cleanup Coordinator for The Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Annual Potomac River Read More →

Coming to terms with the times

Coming to terms with the times Creating programs, chasing youth trail telling the love of God A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP When I’m out and about in the church, I’m often asked what I plan to do to save small congregations, reverse the Read More →

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 →

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 →