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Gender justice in the Bible - August 27, 2019

Katey Zeh thought she knew the stories in Scripture—and she did, but mainly those about men. When she started combing through the Bible looking specifically for women, named or unnamed, everything changed. Her new book Women Rise Up: Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution (FAR Press) is partially the result of that exploration. Not […]

ELCA on gender identity discrimination - August 25, 2017

With Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the ELCA issued the following statement on gender identity discrimination: In light of recent public events and conversation, it is important to remember the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) rejects all forms of hatred or discrimination. This includes employment discrimination against the transgender community, as stated in “Gender Identity […]

First Palestinian woman ordained as pastor in Holy Land - January 23, 2023

Sally Azar, a Council member of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) was ordained Jan. 22 as the first female Palestinian pastor in the Holy Land. The invitation to this historic event, issued by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL), reads: “Sally’s ministry sends a powerful message of acceptance and progress […]

Lectionary blog: It’s not what you think! - December 19, 2022

Lectionary blog for Dec 25, 2022 Christmas Day Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 How many Christmas pageants have we watched? I’m 40 this year, and I bet I’ve either seen or been in at least that many. Some years we attend two or three pageants at different congregations with friends and […]

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