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Bread vs. wine and other church conflicts

By Pastor John Hulden It was 1970. The national convention for the American Lutheran Church (ALC) was in Minneapolis. (The ALC was one of the predecessor church bodies that formed the ELCA in 1988.) It was at that 1970 gathering that the ALC voted to ordain women. The fight was tough. At a worship service [...]

The Critical Need for Leadership Skills

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen Long before women could become pastoral leaders, my mom was a leader in our congregation. I remember her leading in lots of settings – most notably, chair of the building committee for our new sanctuary. Do I continue to grow in leading in an area where God has given me passion [...]

2017-07-18T20:01:50-06:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: From the Bishop|Tags: , , , , |