Women of the ELCA Blog
It takes a village to raise a female pastor. Here I am, early in the second semester of my first year at Luther Seminary, and I realize how true this statement is.
I would not be sitting in my dorm room writing this if it weren’t for the village of women surrounding me.
There are theRead More »
All over the country, kids are getting ready to go back to school. In some parts of the country, school has already started.
It’s a time of anticipation, nerves, and, in many cases, negotiating a new school. This means seeing old friends, making new friends and facing new teachers.
I have covered every angle of backRead More »
Well, I can tell you one thing, it took the right design to tempt me and move me into the tattoo artist’s chair. And that design was the logo and theme for the Tenth Triennial Gathering (July 13-16, 2017) in Minneapolis, Minn.
WhenRead More »
I love Saint Patrick’s Day for a variety of reasons. First, it’s the day when everyone—including this American with really deep Norwegian roots—celebrates this Irish saint. Back in the day, I was known to drink a green beer or two.
Saint Patrick’s Day—the Feast of Saint Patrick—“is a cultural and religious celebration held on MarchRead More »
Here we are again at the beginning of the holiday season. This week everyone is asking “What are you thankful for?” You will hear that on news shows, talk shows and even a few specials like “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”
So, I want to share with you what I am really thankful for. I amRead More »
You have made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting (Psalm 104:19).
For many of us, the shrinking hours of lightRead More »
I went every summer for many years. It was a place where I went with friends, met new friends, hiked, sang camp songs and learnedRead More »
Years ago, when a female pastor was at our church, I started learning about feminism. While I was a child of the early feminist movement, I spent much of that time with my brain filled with Barbie dreams. So I seemed toRead More »