retirement

The joy and work of retirement

It is about learning how to live life with greater purpose.

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handwriting

The handwriting on the wall

Visions. Some of the things we hope for. Someday.

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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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Blogs

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

Unclean! Unclean!

Unclean! Unclean!

As if it weren’t bad enough to be burdened with such a disfiguring condition, a leper also had to bear the responsibility of reminding others how contagious they could be, what an outcast they were.

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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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