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The Lutheran Community

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12). The Lutheran community has been a major part of my life for fifty years. Within this community I have consistently found friendships, help, and hope.  Since 1985, this community has also provided me a career. Many other expressions of the church universal also do much that benefits the world. One in three people in the global village claim to […]

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Dance to the Music

It’s not every week one gets to observe the General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation dancing with the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA to the music of a live mariachi band. Such was my good fortune Tuesday evening. The event was our annual Theological Conference, held this year in Austin, Texas. The venue was the restaurant next door to the conference center. The occasion was the annual “thank you” dinner hosted by the Lutheran […]

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