Zimmznn

A truth that hurts and heals

I am not proud of my track record on confronting systemic racism.

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Blog

9 things that might fail today

What worked 10 years ago for congregations might not anymore.

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blog

When hope in the future awakens

How can the church help those looking for a better tomorrow?

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Delmer

9 things that might fail today

The important question is what did the disciples say they saw?

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traffic

Tail light sheds light on racism

I understood, in a in-my-face kind of way, what white privilege is.

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Ritual

The wonder of the ritual

The power of the sacramental drew me to the Lutheran tradition.

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leftovers

Take the leftovers, with dignity

A friend in needs sparks a new feature at a weekly community meal.

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Delmer

The Messiah is for everyone

It’s about being a servant people invited to share God with the world.

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Google

Google and your congregation

Keep your website fresh to attract the search engine and visitors.

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Seeke

Who should run the congregation?

Is it the pastor or the members? Or is a third party really in control?

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Bell

Do you have a special bell?

Mine calls me to silence, especially when my impulse is to rant.

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Messiah

The Messiah’s this-world agenda

It’s an agenda that means we need to be making a difference now.


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Welcome

Just being welcoming isn’t enough

In a secular society, congregations need to do more to survive.

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Zimmann

Struggling with the ‘why’ of evil

A parent’s grief-inspired video game, surprisingly, may be useful.

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Lloyd

Healing begins in San Bernardino

The slow process is painful, yet hope has increased amid the suffering.

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Delmer

We are on a mission from God

But we can become too focused on ourselves, meeting our own needs.

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Banksy

Something doesn’t like a wall

The odds for their success keep dropping, and failure is inevitable.

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Diaz

The comfort of living light

But we can become too focused on ourselves, meeting our own needs.

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Epiphany

An Epiphany of expansive love

The gospel invitation is expanded beyond the family to everyone.

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Delmer

Surprise! God has called you

And it's all a mystery and a miracle why God calls us, any of us.

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Eschaton

Exploring the ‘eschaton’ of life

Considering “the fulfillment of all things” at the end of 2015.

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Invitation

Extending an invitation to church

The world has yearnings, and our churches can answer some of them.

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Delmer

In Christ we have known God

To know God is to know the riches of God’s grace lavished on us.

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Beckstrom

Standing together with Muslims

Acceptance should not hinge on complete theological agreement.

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Delmer

Sing to God with gratitude

Be grateful for Jesus Christ and for all that he has done for us.

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Sergent

The joy, trials of celebrating solo

For clergy, observing Christmas can mean creating new traditions.

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star wars

Anticipating ‘The Force Awakens’

But my more profound joy is in the sacred Christmas story. 

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Blogs

Posts by ELCA members offering a variety of viewpoints and opinions.

Highly favored

Highly favored

I think Mary was created and called, like us. In response, she answered despite any initial fear, doubt or darkness within herself.

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