Pariahs No More: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

By Alvin JacksonPariah is a noun -- a person without status, a rejected member of society, an outcast.Watch the Video: My Journey as a Lesbian PastorRev. Barbara Lundblad reflects on her experiences as a lesbian pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. In 2009, the ELCA voted to allow the ordination of candidates in "lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships." “For me it’s been a breath of fresh air, it has meant that I don’t have to be afraid or as … [Read more...]

Exodus 14:19–31: Singing Through the Sorrow

By Barbara Kay LundbladWhat is the text for this Sunday, September 11?  The minister may read a text from the Bible but many people will be hearing other texts that aren’t in the book: the reading of names, the melancholy drone of bagpipes, a final goodbye left on an answering machine. Some of us may return to scripture verses read ten years ago – Lamentations’ poignant picture of the lonely city that once was full of people or the psalmist’s assurance: “God is in the midst of the city; it sh … [Read more...]


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