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From the Bishop’s Desk: Horrible symptom

From the Bishop’s Desk: Horrible symptom I have been hesitant to write about what happened in Charlottesville last weekend. So much has been written and said already. And already the events of last weekend have been absorbed into the larger political narrative floating around us. It’s Read More →

Live in the freedom of Christ

Live in the freedom of Christ A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Recently I discovered Google Earth. I know, I’m a little late to the dance. But this is fascinating. You type in an address and up pops a photo. You can zoom in Read More →

From the Bishop’s desk: Deepening Lutheran-Jewish relationships

From the Bishop’s desk: Deepening Lutheran-Jewish relationships Dear friends*, In my report to the Synod Assembly this year, I mentioned the opportunities and responsibilities that come to us in 2017: the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Among these opportunities and responsibilities, I said, Read More →

Serving the neighbor in charged times

A MONTHLY MESSAGE FROM THE ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP Across this church I’ve heard stories of parishioners disturbed by the Gospel read on Sundays, believing the pastor chose the passage as a critique of the current administration. The Beatitudes seemed to Read More →

Spiritual calling of SDGs

by the Rev. Dr. Michael Kuchinsky Increased chances of living in peace, with human dignity and at ease with our environments – taken together, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 interconnected goals that have been taken up Read More →

Prepared to be the renewal

“I think that we are being prepared to have some fun, and to suffer, and to find out again what the power of God can do.” This is among the kernels shared by Bishop Richard Graham when he greeted the Read More →