An Un-pastoral Message: Response to “Trustworthy Servants of the People of God”

On 6 March 2019 the Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a pastoral message addressed to the church concerning Vision and Expectations, a document first passed as policy in 1990 that has been under increasing scrutiny because of its misuse. Vision and Expectations (version for pastors, version for deacons), it… Continue reading An Un-pastoral Message: Response to “Trustworthy Servants of the People of God”

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Twenty-Eight Saints: February 23 and 24

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 23 Kate Brown, 1840 - 1883 Brown worked for the United States Senate washing towels and curtains as the head of… Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 23 and 24

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 21 and 22

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 21 Maria W. Stewart, 1803 - 1879 Stewart was born to free black parents, and when they died when she was… Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 21 and 22

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 19 and 20

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 19 Norris Wright Cuney, c. 1846 - 1898 Though he was of majority-white ancestry, Cuney was born a slave. His mother… Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 19 and 20

Twenty-Eight Saints: February 17 and 18

February in the United States is Black History Month. In honor of that month, each day in February will feature an African-American saint from different periods of the Civil Rights Movements in America. February 17 Fred Shuttlesworth, 1922 - 2011 Shuttlesworth understood what it meant to put his life on the line for justice. As… Continue reading Twenty-Eight Saints: February 17 and 18