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Seeing Through a Glass, Clearly

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen When my father started his optometric practice, he borrowed $2,000 from a local farmer to purchase equipment. When I asked how far $2,000 went in 1952, he said, “Not far. We [...]

Showing Up

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen Every Memorial Day, my mother made her way to the cemetery to place flowers on her parents’ graves. For me, All Saints’ is the day I feel a similar need. Our [...]

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A Tribute to Chaplains

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

By Pastor Craig Pederson Immersed in the major existential questions and day-to-day minutia of congregational life, it is easy for church leaders to forget about some of our most valuable colleagues who are not under the same roof as us.  I’m talking [...]

There is a Christian Welcome Here

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

By Pr. Kelly Chatman As a Black kid growing up in Detroit, I had no idea what a Lutheran was, let alone some German guy named Martin Luther. I was in 7th grade and I [...]

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