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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 […]

Prayer ventures: Nov. 22 - November 22, 2021

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. Monday, Nov. 22 Pray for ELCA […]

ADLA president, LuMin director to participate in U.N. fellowship program - November 18, 2021

Lamont Anthony Wells, president of the African Descent Lutheran Association (ADLA), has been selected as one of 18 international participants in the United Nations’ (U.N.) Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent. Wells’ acceptance marks the first time an ELCA member has participated in the program. Established within the framework of the U.N. International Decade […]

Churches Beyond Borders releases devotional inspired by United Nations anti-violence efforts - November 9, 2021

Working alongside the United Nations’ “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign, the four member churches of Churches Beyond Borders have compiled a 16-day devotional focusing on the campaign’s theme opposing intersectional violence against women. The devotional—an annual tradition for the ELCA, the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada—dives […]

First woman ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi - October 19, 2021

Bertha Godfrey Munkhondya became the first woman ordained to the ministry of word and sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi (ELCM) on Sept. 26. In a congratulatory letter to the ELCM and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) communion of churches Munkhondya on behalf of the communion, LWF General Secretary Martin Junge expressed gratitude […]

Prayer ventures: Oct. 3 - October 3, 2021

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. Sunday, Oct. 3 Give thanks for […]

Lectionary blog: On divorce - September 27, 2021

Lectionary for Oct 3, 2021 19th Sunday after Pentecost Job 2:1-10; Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:1-16 Author’s note: Friends, today’s lectionary blog is much longer and wider ranging than most of my posts. I had some extra time and also a keen interest in exploring in-depth the topic of divorce in the first […]

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