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Aug. 13, 2011

Discerning mission: The Holy Spirit’s new challenge and opportunity

By Gary Simpson In his August 5, 2011, letter to the rostered lay leaders and pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson highlighted the calling “to discern together” what the ELCA’s 2011 LIFT Report (Living Into the Future Together) confesses is our “missionary God.” It’s no accident that the Holy Spirit’s renewed call to apostolic
May. 03, 2011

How To Start a Church Without Money

Humble Walk mission developer, Rev. Jodi Houge, reflects on the benefits of being broke.
Apr. 18, 2011

Good question: what’s the difference between worshiping together and worshiping at the same time?

From time to time we plan to post a “good question” at this blog, and deliberately invite responses. (We’re overjoyed, of course, whenever anyone responds to any post here.) This time I thought we could ask the same question Jodi-Renee Adams is asking in her very thoughtful blog essay on worship and spiritual formation. Amongst other questions she asks “what’s
Apr. 01, 2011

Leadership lessons

Every so often I run across interesting reflections from people outside of the “church world,” reflections that I think all of us who are seeking to serve in missional leadership could learn from. Here’s a great post about inter-cultural learning, written by Susan Campion, who is a consultant and businesswoman based in the Twin Cities. Among other aspects of her