Waiting for God

A time to wait for God to come

Advent is designed to remind us of why Christ came.

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Disease of racism

The disease of racism

Let’s talk about it and commit to eradicating the epidemic.

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Shepherds for all Gods people

Shepherds for all God’s people

Our call is to respond to their need with love and compassion.

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Prayers of celebration

Using prayers of celebration

In worship, they could counter stereotypes of the elderly.

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Typhoon Haiyan  one year later

Typhoon Haiyan – one year later

The ELCA and its partners continue to provide aid and assistance.

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Legacy of Gertrude the Great

Legacy of Gertrude the Great

She was one of our earliest female writers in the Western tradition.

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All gifts for the glory of God

All gifts for the glory of God

There’s no time for complacency, maintaining the status quo.

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Preaching and the rocky soil

Preaching and the rocky ground

It’s about sowing the seed, not harvesting the crop.

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Blogs

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

Dying congregations

Dying congregations

We had to experience a net increase of our membership by 10 percent yearly or we ought to be planning for our demise. That seemed overwhelming. Although we knew membership was declining, we never thought we were dying.

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A special baptism

A special baptism

This past Sunday was different. Ruth Ann and I together baptized our daughter’s triplets. These were not our first baptisms as pastors, nor the first that we had done together, but it was special to baptize our grandchildren!

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Thoughts on internship

Thoughts on internship

I've discussed before on this blog the wisdom that I received, that pastoral care can easily be defined as "hanging out with people, during the good, the bad, and the ordinary."

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Love in a glovebox

Love in a glovebox

So the project is touching a couple of bases: blessing the poor, reinforcing our value of compassion in my daughters and granddaughter, and even letting the neighborhood know, if subtly, what kind of household we are.

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