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Mainline Protestants: Vintage or Vibrant?
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

Half a century ago, the denominations under the mainline umbrella dominated the American faith landscape. Now, after decades of declining numbers, only about one in five U.S. adults identifies with a mainline ...

Lutherans Elect Elizabeth Eaton First Female Presiding Bishop of ELCA
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Wednesday elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as the denomination’s first female presiding bishop. Eaton received 600 votes against incumbent Presiding Bishop Mark Ha ...

ELCA Lutherans Elect First Openly Gay Bishop
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California, four years after the church allowed openly gay men and les ...

An Interview With Nadia Bolz-Weber
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Nadia Bolz-Weber likes to have both tradition and innovation happening at the same time in House for All Sinners and Saints, a mission church she founded in Denver, Colorado, that's part of the Evan ...

Matthew 25 -- Why We Went to the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Today is another intense day of politics at the White House. The debt default deadline is fast approaching. Today is another intense day of politics at the White House. The debt d ...

Where Did Jesus Stand at the ELCA Assembly?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

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