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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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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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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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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Blogs

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

Today my heart is breaking

I'm used to being in dying congregations who avoid the real work of reaching out to others by convincing themselves all they need is another, better pastor. This congregation believes they need another denomination.

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How come there's no party for me?

How come there's no party for me?

How many of you throw a party when the dry cleaner returns your shirts on time? It just doesn't happen. Yet every time Jesus' disciples gather in worship around the world, we are given a seat at the banquet table.

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One year after

One year after

Some will have an increasingly difficult time understanding why I and others like me are still in the ELCA, and I will grow increasingly frustrated with trying to explain my reasons for staying.

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