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Handwashing Awareness!!!

December 02, 2019

Handwashing - God's Work, Our Hands! Handwashing Awareness!!! Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, we are keenly aware of how fortunate we are to live in an area of the world that has modern ...


Synod Staff Stories...with Pr. Michael Jannett

December 02, 2019

Every time we visited my wife's grandparents' home, my children were drawn to the antique pewter crumb catcher and 7 coasters (3 white, 4 orange...and they were definitely from some 1970's Tupperware ...


Fruits and Vegetables - God's Work, Our Hands!

August 12, 2019

One of my favorite things about summer is the availability of a large variety of fresh, in-season local farm-grown fruits and vegetables. While I do not have a garden for several reasons, you will ...


What is a Tolerant Church?

August 12, 2019

I have spent my whole life connected to Lutheran churches in the South. I grew up in one, and then I continued growing up in two others, and in that time I saw people from still others at almost ...


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 ...

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