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‘Leading us forth’

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen During our March 5 plenary of the Spring Conference of Bishops, those gathered issued a statement in solidarity with surviving students of the Florida school shooting and supportive of the March for our Lives rally on March 24 in Washington, D.C. March for Our Lives is an initiative calling for legislation to effectively [...]

2018-03-12T16:52:29+00:00 March 12th, 2018|From the Bishop|

I like you just the way you are

By Pastor Deb Stehlin Yesterday, a friend and I went to see the In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater production of “Make Believe Neighborhood.” It’s a masterful mash-up of the story of the radical Christian, Mr. Rogers, with vignettes of people who are making the Phillips neighborhood more, well, neighborly. That includes Pastors [...]

2018-02-20T09:09:18+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Blog|

No More Politics in the Pulpit, … Perhaps

By Bob Hulteen My funny bone praises God for the dry (and sometimes not-so-dry) humor provided by The Onion, a news source that has its fingers on the pulse of American culture. Staff writers take dry news stories and bring them to life, much like the Valley of the Dry Bones. As a comic book [...]

2018-02-08T18:28:53+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Blog|


By Bishop Ann Svennungsen A few weeks ago, I was humbled to preach at the funeral of Erik Flom, the 25 year-old-son of Pastor Matt and Nora Flom. In learning more about his life, I found this story from a classmate. She wrote, “Erik was an indescribably magnetic person. People practically orbited around him. He [...]

2018-01-30T19:34:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|From the Bishop|

A Teachable Moment

A colleague stirred her coffee and mused, “I wonder how the new tax law will impact how my people give to the church next year?” She is curious, because the standard deduction has roughly doubled for all filers. (Important resources are available to explain the impact of this tax change.) It’s expected that fewer people [...]

2018-01-08T10:02:58+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Blog|