Series editor’s note: Throughout 2021, “Deeper understandings” will continue to engage the ELCA’s commitment to authentic diversity. Man Hei Yip will carry on this theme in the next issue. —Kathryn A. Kleinhans, dean of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio Several years ago, Pope Francis got into a debate with then-presidential candidate Donald […]
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by guest blogger Deacon Ross Murray, rostered minister in the ELCA Metro New York Synod* Most Americans incorrectly assume that federal laws will protect someone being evicted from their home or turned away from a place of business for the sole reason of being part of the LGBTQ+ community. There are no such laws. But […]
Be a part of the response: Pray Please pray for people who have been affected by the violence in Palestine and Israel. May God’s healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Give Thanks to generous donations, Lutheran Disaster Response is able to respond quickly and effectively to disasters around the […]
I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then said I, ‘here am I, send me’ (Isaiah 6:8).
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Lutheran summer camps are scattered across our denomination. In fact, in seminary we would joke that our introductions frequently included the Lutheran outdoor ministry sites where we went as kids, served as staff and hoped to return as pastors. The experiences one finds at church camp can drastically change whole trajectories—at least, they did for me. When […]
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Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Wednesday, June 2 Pray for seasonal […]
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Worship in the Home Second Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 10, Year B June 6, 2021 In this time of world-wide crisis, congregations throughout this church are not able to gather for worship as the body of Christ. While you cannot be together in person, we can hear the word of God and hold each other […]
Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:5).
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Plans are underway to breathe life back into traditional overnight summer camp, a program staple of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOM), after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many camps to cancel summer sessions in 2020—some for the very first time. Don Johnson, executive director of LOM, said only 17 camps offered traditional overnight camp in summer 2020, hosting […]
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Every day, Living Lutheran offers a prayer from the ELCA resource Prayer ventures, which can be downloaded here. These daily petitions are offered as a guide for your own prayer life as together we pray for the needs of the world and give thanks for the ministries of our church. Tuesday, June 1 Give thanks for […]
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Australia’s Lutheran schools have backed ALWS’s Walk My Way since the concept was born during a teachers’ leadership tour in an African refugee camp in 2016. And 2021 is no different with 19 school communities walking.
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You have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God (Romans 8:15b,16).
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