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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 […]

Facing divisive issues in the Beloved Community - March 11, 2022

From the desperation and darkness of a prison cell, Paul cast a laser beam of light that has shone for 20 centuries. “Make my joy complete,” the ebullient apostle encouraged the Philippians. “Be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind” (Philippians 2:2). “Of one mind?” “Being […]

ELCA introduces “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action” study guide - January 27, 2022

The ELCA has introduced a study guide for its newest social statement, “Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action.” The guide features six interactive and flexible (45-, 60- or 90-minute) sessions that can be customized for in-person gatherings or virtual meetings. Each session incorporates prayers, videos, engaging activities, Scripture study and invitations to live […]

The gift from Corinth - January 26, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Feb. 22, 2018. Starting early in the Epiphany season and stretching long into summer Sundays, the lectionary leads us through the apostle Paul’s passionate and at times painful conversations with the church in Corinth. This city was, like many of our communities today, a place of vibrant […]

Contemplating the new year - January 14, 2022

Two years into a global pandemic, the toll on human life and livelihood is undeniable, and the toll on mental, emotional and spiritual health is no less profound. Enormous shifts in the way we work, gather and worship have left many people reeling. Julie Stevens, once a nurse practitioner and now director of contemplative practices […]

A time to pay attention - January 6, 2022

I have a bad habit of looking at my feet when I walk. I don’t often stub my toe or trip on uneven ground, but occasionally I run into something or someone I’m not expecting. Our 2-year-old has the opposite issue. While we walk around our neighborhood, his head is always up and looking around. […]

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