The saints and the Reformation

The saints and the Reformation

What did we lose by our rejection of special feast days?

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Breaking barriers of fear

Breaking barriers of fear

A Pennsylvania worship service responds to the Ebola threat.

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A call to walk the talk

A call to us to walk the talk

The hypocrisy Jesus is referring to matters; it matters a lot.

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Theology of the pumpkin patch

Theology of the pumpkin patch

What do the pumpkins tell us about God and God’s community?

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Divine foolishness

Spruce up our spiritual house

As a church we need to engage in basic spiritual practices.

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A sign of welcome

It is a sign of welcome

It speaks of God’s love, in both traditional and new ways.

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The work of being religious

The work of being religious

Loving God is tightly bound to loving our neighborly enemies.

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A lesson in giving

An emotional lesson in giving

In Zimbabwe – from limited resources, much is offered.

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Blogs

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

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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In memoriam

In memoriam

When on her last morning she woke up, she looked at my father and told him she had picked hymns and lessons for her funeral service; John 3:16 will be the sermon text at her funeral on Tuesday.

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