The theme of our morning Bible Study (what Bishop Ullestad likes to call our Assembly Sunday School) is “What is God Up To?”  and that is the theme of my final reflections of the 2014 Synod Assembly. What is God up to in the Northeastern Iowa Synod? The work of God through the folks in […]

Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went.   Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in […]

About 650 people braved double digit below zero wind chills (even Nadia tweeted “It is irrationally cold here”) and blowing snow to come out to hear Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints last night at St. John Lutheran in Cedar Falls, Iowa.     Pastor Bolz-Weber has gotten a lot of press […]

People of God, saved by grace, we are the ones who call for peace.  We are the ones who work to make it happen. We are the ones who cry for justice and break the cycle of poverty and disease.  I think that our work through the ELCA Malaria Campaign is one of the important ways in which the ELCA, […]