Bishop Eaton's September Column: "If God Is Enough"
Bishop Eaton's September column for The Lutheran is here!
"There is the sound of lament in many parts of our church. Populations have shifted and people have drifted away. Attitudes about religion have changed and the status of the church in our culture has diminished. This makes us anxious and, in some cases, desperate."
Resources on Race
As Bishop Lull wrote, "I don’t know all the actions we will take as a synod to address racism and cultural prejudice but I want to state clearly my own commitment to entering this opportune time for learning and transformation with the confidence that Christ Jesus will lead me – and you – to even more just and rich ways of interaction and understanding within our congregations and in the communities where we are located."
The synod has been working to gather synodically-recommended resources for our congregations to use in creating task forces, facilitating discussion, and fostering community partnerships around the conversation of race. These resources include books, prayer vigils, hosted conversations & webcasts, and more. A list of these resources can be found on our website here.
The July FaithLink is here!
Summer in Minnesota is fleeting. How many weeks do we get to be outside – in shorts, in nature, in the sun? Not many. But even so, we see packs of kids going to week-long bible camps to sleep in tents or log cabins, to canoe, to sing by the campfire. And we also see kids going to Vacation Bible School, and we see churches planting in their community gardens, and congregations worshipping outside. In these fleeting weeks of summer, outdoor ministry is alive and people are finding sacredness in the outdoors any way that they can. The July issue of FaithLink focuses on the unique ways that our congregations and ministry partners are getting outdoors this summer. Click here to read the July FaithLink (PDF).