Kanouse

I learned to hide my true nature

Bishop Kevin Kanouse’s July 18 letter to members of his synod.

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Gift

It’s a gift, plain and simple

Jesus comes to heal our souls, our separation from God.

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Relax

Relax and let go – always!

Trust God to do what we cannot. The pressure is off.

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Vacation

On vacations and vocations

At times, we make the mistake of equating work and vocation.

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Little

Retired pastors bring new life

A small, rural congregation is starting to run out of room. 

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Stewardship

Helping kids learn stewardship

If you give more than you pledged, do you get a refund?

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vbsStory

The inoculating power of VBS

I wondered about the effect of the week on each child. 

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Bread

Sharing a ‘poor-man’s dinner’

Scripture calls us to have the faith to share what we have.

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threat

Threatened with resurrection

The Youth Gathering’s mission rises up outside a Dairy Queen.

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Lessons

Candyland and early lessons

A good one is: You aren’t perfect but still are loved by God.

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nice

Nice is not enough – or the point

People aren’t coming to congregations to make new friends.

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Magdalene

Dealing with demons of busyness

It’s the way we prove that we’re important and indispensable.

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OutofSync

Feeling spiritually out-of-sync

There is a spiritual malaise that afflicts at various times.

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Called to have compassion

Called to have compassion

We are called to break into the cycle of fear and violence.

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Seneca

Sign posts on road to equality

In 1848, a few women dared to dream of a more inclusive world.

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RiseUp

Friendship, service and fun

The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering begins Wednesday in Detroit.

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