January 8, 2015

Resolutions will always come up short in our attempts to remake ourselves

A new year. Time to start over. A fresh set of possibilities. Out with the old, in with thenew. New Year’s resolutions are made—usually along the lines of self-
improvement. And so, with a combina...

December 11, 2014

With Jesus we have peace, we have hope, we are loved—and not just at holiday

I remember this jarring image: It was the Christmas Eve candlelight service at my home congregation. A banner depicting Mary and Jesus in the manger had been hung from the ceiling at the front...

October 29, 2014

Disciplines help us glorify God while serving in ways that are abundant, clear

“I’m spiritual, not religious.” How many times have we heard that, usually from people who consider their unchurched status a mark of honor. When I heard this as a parish pastor, I became fru...

October 7, 2014

This is most certainly true: Remember Eighth Commandment explanation

By Elizabeth A. Eaton

I remember a particularly contentious meeting with a church council when I was a synod bishop. It didn’t start out that way, but bit by bit the mood changed. Council members began...

September 10, 2014

Christ crucified is God’s clearest and most complete act of love

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernme...

August 5, 2014

Signs of life to be found across this church if we take the time to notice

By Elizabeth A. Eaton

Now the wife of a member of the company of prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but a creditor has come...

June 18, 2014

A call to all for greater, deeper and unapologetic participation in this church

We are in the middle of synod assembly season. All synods will meet, vote, discuss, worship and sing

. I will be at five of these and can assure you that, though there are delightful regional...

March 10, 2014

The essence of Christ: Loving, selfless suffering and death for the life of the world

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shown like th...

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