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Take it or leave it?

Several conversations in the past few days have left me thinking about this word: accompaniment. I use that word a lot, because it is the term we use to describe the model through which the ELCA partners with our neighbors...

Feeling excessively clean

The following statistics caught my attention this weekend: The World Health Organization says a person needs 50 liters of water each day to meet basic human needs. The average person in the U.S. uses 300 to 378 liters per day....

Help me with “present thinking”

I’m working on the Pentecost 2008 edition of Congregation Connections, the 12-page biannual resource that links ELCA World Hunger, worship and congregational life. A two-page spread in this edition looks at ways to help congregations, families, and individuals make plans...

LVC seeking applications for 2008-2009

Passing on this important information from our friends at Lutheran Volunteer Corps. SueLutheran Volunteer Corps Now Seeking Applications for 2008-2009!Application deadlines for the 2008-2009 program year are right around the corner! Applications are received on a rolling basis with the...

The raising of our neighbor, Lazarus

The Gospel text for Sunday, March 8, “The Raising of Lazarus,” is found in John 11:1–45. This has been one of my favorite texts for years, ever since I edited an LWT article. The author* wrote something along the lines...

St. Luke’s (Muskegon, MI) gets a star on the calendar

How fun! Visit the link the link below to see how St. Luke’s Lutheran in Muskegon, Michigan has “webbified” the ELCA World Hunger 40-day plus calendar for congregational use during Lent. Thanks to Phil O. for passing this information on;...

3rd World Farmer

I found another interesting (and free!) hunger-related game on the Internet. It’s called 3rd World Farmer. It’s not particularly new, so you socially-minded gamers out there are probably rolling your eyes at this post. But as one who doesn’t find...

Scandalous!

I’m in Wausau, Wisconsin where I’ve had the great pleasure of hearing Pastor Lisandro Orlov speak today. Pastor Lisandro is from Argentina and is the Latin American regional coordinator for the Lutheran World Federation HIV/AIDS campaign. He said a lot...

Do you need a drink?

I had two opportunities to reflect on “going to the well” this weekend. On Saturday a good friend and I spent the day at the “Global Luther” conference held at Northwestern University. I followed most of the academic presentations and...

Eco-Confusion

I read with interest Chris’ post about eco-overload. I think I suffer from one of eco-overload’s close cousins; I’ll call it eco-confusion. I want to engage in some more environmentally friendly behaviors, but I’m often unsure of what they are....