There’s a lot going on in these weeks so here’s a playlist to accompany the journey. Also, I’ll be chatting with Stephen Bond about the readings for Holy Trinity later tonight. You can catch that conversation on the East Side Lutheran Church Facebook and YouTube pages. Lastly, here’s the video assembly of my new office wall which features a print of the “Lakota Trinity” icon by John Giuliani.Read More
For the season of Lent 2021 the community in/around/connected to East Side Lutheran Church is reading a daily chapter of an Epistle… Now’s a great time to join in this community experience. Even if your only connection to this neighborhood congregation in Sioux Falls is me…Read More
Hello friends, it’s been two weeks since the occasion of our ordination service. The event was streamed on the Season And Story Facebook page. You can also find it on our YouTube channel and in the video below… this post also has a new version of the Street Kyrie with Emmanuel Philor Sr.Read More
We are in week 2 of our journey together in Advent. This week on the Reluctant Hope podcast, Bishop Constanze Hagmaier sits down with Ann Marie Rossing to talk about “relationships.” The text this week comes from Malachi 2:10-3:1. Tangled Blue lead us in song. Aimee’s lovely rendering of the Lord’s Prayer is accompanied by Rob Ticherich, Hilary James, and Joel. Songs also featured in this podcast are “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, and “I Will Not Let You Go”.Read More
I’ve posted a little request/challenge of some of my friends that’s turned out to be a really lovely and inspiring exercise in listening. Here are the few directives I’ve given: Make a playlist on any service(s) you choose, any 20 songs that have played a part in your year, any theme you like (funny, motivating, ironic, favorites, whatever), share your playlist link and maybe add #20songs42020. That’s it!
Have a playlist to share? Let me know. Here’s mine…Read More
In ways too numerous to count it felt like this theological conference was part of a conversation that many of my peers and theological siblings have been unable or unwilling to hold over the past couple years. For me this conference was the next step in those unfinished conversations and a healing balm. It allowed me to lament (which for me is always in the first few steps of any substantive change) where we have failed (and continue to fail) because the existence of these conversations shows what is possible when we recognize the Spirit of Christ in our midst, in one another, in all.Read More
Here are 40 milestones in students experiences of racism at United Lutheran Seminary and its predecessors… we ask that you pray for us all… The despair of students is deep; our lament is true, and God is faithful. Even when our leaders fail us, God does not fail.Read More
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