Tag Archives: lutheran theology
Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
This commentary was written by LWR’s President & CEO, John Nunes, for The Reporter — the official newspaper of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Read the whole commentary at reporter.lcms.org The starting point for celebrations of African-American history month in February begins with the recognition of the unique struggles and toilsome successes of people of African [...]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are [...]
Posted on 14. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
“You know you are a Lutheran when… even if you knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, you would still plant your apple tree.” I ran across this image on the Lutheran Memes Facebook page this morning, and think it’s a wonderfully hope-filled statement, and appropriate for Lutheran World Relief. LWR’s work to [...]
Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
The following devotion was written for an Advent devotional booklet, published for its members by St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Ithaca, Ohio. Cross-posted here by permission of the author, Jane Morris Brown. In the last couple of years I became a fan of Facebook. I really like the interaction with many friends each day, learning [...]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 God of Mercy, As [...]
Posted on 13. Aug, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
I remain adamant about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative precisely because I don’t believe that God meant for us to end poverty in Africa by giving hand-outs. People were created with nobility to work, which they cannot do if they’re sick or taking care of dying children. So, by removing malaria, LMI is building stepping stones [...]
Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Lutheran World Relief (and I, personally) would like to congratulate Pastor Susan Tjornehoj (pronounced churn-a-hoy) on her new call as the senior pastor of Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA) here in Baltimore. “Founded in 1887 to serve English speaking Lutherans in South Baltimore, by the 1920s the congregation had members throughout the region. Firmly committed to [...]