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A necessary book during a tumultuous time for the LGBTQIA+ community - June 4, 2024

Editor’s note: Embracing Queer Family uses the term “Queer” to mean “anyone who does not identify as heterosexual and cisgender.” The authors acknowledge that not everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community uses the term; the ELCA standard is “LGBTQIA+.” However, for the sake of consistency, this article uses “Queer.” Celebrating Pride or talking about sexuality and […]

ELCA presiding bishop praises Supreme Court decision on LGBTQIA+ rights - June 24, 2020

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 15 ruling that employment discrimination on the basis of a worker’s sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “The court’s decision is an important recognition of equal protection under […]

A conversation with Tess Faust - June 13, 2024

June is Pride Month! We are excited to affirm and embrace everyone in the church, and to amplify the voices of our ELCA siblings in the LGBTQIA+ community. Today we are speaking with Tess Faust (she/they). How are you connected to the ELCA? I first started going to ELCA services through campus ministry at [the […]

A conversation with Vica-Etta Henrietta Steel - June 11, 2024

June is Pride Month! We are excited to affirm and embrace everyone in the church, and to amplify the voices of our ELCA siblings in the LGBTQIA+ community. Today we are speaking with Vica-Etta Henrietta Steel (she/her). How are you connected to the ELCA? I was outside of the Christian faith for decades. Most of […]

A conversation with Chay Rossing - June 10, 2024

June is Pride Month! We are excited to affirm and embrace everyone in the church, and to amplify the voices of our ELCA siblings in the LGBTQIA+ community. Today we are speaking with college student Chay Rossing (he/him). How are you connected to the ELCA? I [joined] the ELCA just over two years ago, after […]

Prayer ventures: June 4 - June 4, 2024

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 4 LGBTQ Pride Month […]

A conversation with Elle Dowd - June 3, 2024

June is Pride Month! We are excited to affirm and embrace everyone in the church, and to amplify the voices of our ELCA siblings in the LGBTQIA+ community. Today we are speaking with Elle Dowd (she/they). How are you connected to the ELCA?  I grew up in the ELCA and now I am an ordained […]

Ministry that honors the body - February 19, 2024

Rachel Young Binter is pastor of the Corner House, the Lutheran campus ministry of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She’s also a therapeutic yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner and meditation guide. Living Lutheran spoke with her about how these spiritual practices inform her ministry, as well as the importance of prioritizing spiritual self-care and intentional connection with […]

Atlanta congregation shines light on Pride ministry - July 17, 2023

People lined the walls of the tiny sanctuary of Atlanta’s St. Luke Lutheran Church, anticipating a type of worship that had never been done before. The summer heat climbed into the 90s that day, typical during Georgia’s midsummer, but that didn’t stop the excitement from building as several drag queens joined the pastor for “Drag […]

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