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A Pastoral Letter Regarding the Churchwide Assembly Vote to Become a Sanctuary Churchbody

August 11, 2019

Dear friends in Christ, In the middle of last week, the Churchwide Assembly voted to designate the ELCA a "sanctuary churchbody." Over the next several days, news organizations picked up the ...


Greetings From Grace House

July 24, 2019

Greetings from Grace House! One day God was calling Elijah. Outside there were great winds, earthquakes, and fires, but God was not calling Elijah through those occurrences but rather in the still ...


Physical Activity

June 25, 2019

Until 2018, it had been ten years since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published data on physical activity guidelines for Americans. In November 2018 the CDC released new findings...


Understanding Our History

May 16, 2019

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." --Maya Angelou, American poet and activist   I think most of us enjoy history and feel ...


Why Won't You Give Me Antibiotics?

March 28, 2019

Many times I’ve heard friends tell me that they had a bad cold (or related disease) and they were frustrated because their doctor refused to prescribe antibiotics. Some even told me that they went to...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 1

January 22, 2019

This article is the first in a series based on observations while worshipping during my 2018 sabbatical (October, November, and December).  Because I’m immersed daily in the workings of ELCA ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 2

January 22, 2019

In my first “sabbatical follow-up” blog, I got us to the building with observations from the four denominations/eight congregations I visited.  Let’s go inside the sanctuary now.   1        Special ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 3

January 22, 2019

So far, we’ve looked at getting to church and settling in the pew.  Now let’s see how the eight non-ELCA congregations I visited did with their bulletins.    1        Helpful hints were more abundant ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 4

January 22, 2019

In my last blog, we took a look at the bulletins and announcements from the four denominations/eight congregations of my sabbatical visits.  I bet you thought we’d never get to the actual worship!  ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Congregational Hospitality – Part 5

January 22, 2019

In this last blog, we’ve finally made it through the service of the four denominations/eight congregations I visited while on sabbatical.  Now it’s “home again, home, again, jiggity-jig”!  Let’s tie ...

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