The toll of Ebola in Liberia

The toll of Ebola in Liberia

Along with the deaths come fear, isolation and corruption.

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Hildegard’s legacy lives on

Hildegard’s legacy lives on

She is an inspiration from a time when women had few rights.

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Healthcare for Tanzanian babies

Healthcare for Tanzanian babies

Despite the challenges, the care for sick children is improving.

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Its just not fair

‘It’s just not fair!’

Fair or not, God’s grace comes simply because we desperately need it.

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Food drive benefits pantries

A food drive benefits pantries

On “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, 15 congregations took part.

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Do we miss hell

Do we miss hell?

I’m not sure, as a church, we’ve figured out what to do without it.

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The persistent ugliness of racism

The persistent ugliness of racism

It’s like an alcoholic who affects all who live in the house.

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Doing ‘God’s work. Our hands.’

Doing ‘God’s work. Our hands.’

But what if it wasn’t a once-a-year activity but a renewed focus?

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Up from the ashes

Up from the ashes in Ohio

Despite a tragic fire, in Christ, all things will be made new.

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Forgiveness according to Jesus

Forgiveness according to Jesus

It’s a joyous response to the unbelievable love of God.

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May God guide our steps

May God guide our steps

There is no substitute for connecting with someone unlike “us.”

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All in the family

All in the family

Loving and reconciling all people and bringing them into God's kingdom.

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Blogs

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

On frogs and such

On frogs and such

When I was in college I got a poison dart frog tattoo. I got it to remind myself that I may be tiny, but I am strong and I am OK and I am made by God.

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Keep crying

Keep crying

The answer comes from Jesus, who loves us enough to die and defeat death for sinners like you and me. As was true for Jesus, so will be true for those who cry out to him.

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It gets better

It gets better

High school can be a terribly difficult time of self-discovery, no matter what your particular difference is, and sadly, for many of our kids, differences aren’t tolerated.

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Got connections?

Got connections?

I have always taken a shine to heroic righters of wrongs: Robin Hood, Zorro, Sherlock Holmes. I also was moved by people who overcame obstacles -- disability, prejudice -- to become change agents in the world.

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