June 2022 Archive for From a Bishop's Desk

A series of opinion articles and essays from bishop's of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and ecumenical partners.


“One Nation, Under God, Indivisible…”

Jun 30, 2022
“Indivisible,” of course, means “can’t be divided.” That word wasn’t an accurate description of our country then (it was the late sixties), and it’s still not accurate now. The sad truth is that we are divided. All one need do is spend a few minutes catching up on the news to see just how divided. Let’s consider the latest Supreme Court decisions about gun control and abortion, references that in and of themselves can trigger a reaction. We see the deep and disturbing fault lines in our society.

Juneteenth: When Does A Holiday become A Holy Day?

Jun 16, 2022
Juneteenth: When Does A Holiday become A Holy Day? [...] Juneteenth is more than a holiday. It is a holy day because in its commemoration we hear the voice of Jesus calling us to change and progress in a life of grace for the sake of all God’s people, including ourselves.