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A Time to Take a Step

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from Bishop Ann Svennungsen’s sermon preached at the opening worship for 145 synod pastors at the 2017 Bishop’s Theological Conference at Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd, Minnesota, on October 8, 2017. [...]

Conflict-Averse Christians

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen All things being equal, I’d rather avoid conflict. If you asked me when pastoral ministry was most challenging, I would immediately think of times when the congregations I served were most [...]

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Confessions of a Church Newsletter Junkie

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

By Pastor John Hulden Yep, I love reading church newsletters. I like the pictures, the announcements, and, … the “Pastor’s Page” or “Pastor’s Corner” or “From the Pastor” or “A Word from the Pastor” — [...]

Questioning the Quo

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Rev. Craig Pederson As we enter this 500th anniversary month of the Reformation, much will be written and spoken about the ongoing impact of that epochal period. Churches from all around our synod have [...]

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