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Our new religion

By Pastor Craig Pederson I’m writing this blog near the end of another Black Friday weekend, which seems to get more “biblical” every year. By that I mean that the seven days it took for God to create the heavens and the earth don’t really align with our chronological understanding of a “day.” Likewise, Black [...]

2019-12-03T18:57:20-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Abide with me

By Pastor Deb Stehlin For several months (yes, months!) Pastor Jorge Espinoza has been abiding at a mobile home park in Chaska. With others, he organized a summer soccer league, put on a day camp, and tutors children. After months of gentle, loving presence, a man attending an event Pastor Jorge organized with residents asked [...]

The mystery of faiths

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen A couple in Chicago recently told me about their practice when visiting dear friends who are Jewish. “When we’re in their home, we’re invited into the prayers of their faith. When they visit our home, we invite them into the prayers of our Christian faith. We’ve found it to be both [...]

Football: It isn’t fair

By Pastor John Hulden Are you tired of hearing and reading and talking about the demise of the church? Well, let’s talk about football instead. I like watching football. I’ve never played it — well, I guess I played a couple games of flag football at seminary. I’m also in two fantasy football leagues. One [...]

A Tumblin’ Down

By Pr. Craig Pederson It happened 30 years ago, yet the image will be forever etched in my mind. It was the summer of 1989, and I was frozen speechless in front of the TV as a solitary figure stood defiantly – and for all he knew, sacrificially – staring down a military tank just [...]

2019-11-04T17:38:37-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Reforming and reformed

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen As a kid I would never have imagined that Lutheran Church would play such a key role in the ecumenical movement. We weren’t especially ecumenical in Shelby, Montana. And yet, before I entered fourth grade, Lutherans were beginning to lead. I’ve always imagined that the more mainline churches would take the [...]

Faith seeking hope

Faith seeking hope By Craig Pederson “What gives you hope as you do this work?” That was the question we reflected upon to begin the most recent meeting of our synod’s Muslim Solidarity Task Force. This remarkable group of Christians and Muslims – both clergy and lay leaders – was formed as a result of [...]

Checking in

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen It didn’t take long before tears came to his eyes. We were sitting at the pre-game lunch last Saturday before Homecoming at Concordia College in Moorhead. My table mate had come to watch his son play football. I told him about my work as a bishop in the region that includes [...]

Reflections on sanctuary

By Eric Howard I was four years old when I became an American citizen. Those first few months were a lot to take in; I remember navigating feelings of confusion, fear, and doubt. I was an adoptee from Mexico with a new family in a new country having to learn a new language. It was [...]

2019-10-07T17:49:17-06:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |