Tag Archives: theology
Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by Melanie Gibbons.
Advent. Season of waiting. Season of hope. Season of peace. Maybe. I’m not sure about that last one. Maybe even the last two. It’s hard work these days to align our minds, bodies and spirits with the deeper themes of this brief season of the liturgical year in the midst of so much noise, hustle […]
Posted on 28. Oct, 2014 by Melanie Gibbons.
In the LWR Quilters Group on Facebook – a place of 750 (and counting) dedicated Quilters and Kit-makers from across the US gather online – we’ve been having an interesting discussion. What’s the difference between a quilt “blessing” and a quilt “dedication?” And why do congregations do them before sending Quilts and Kits to LWR? […]
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 24. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Owen Barder, the Europe Director at the Center for Global Development, published a blog post today titled “We can be the Generation….” He begins the post with a hopeful quote from a recent speech by UK Prime Minister David Cameron. “Thirty years ago more than half the planet lived on the equivalent of $1.25 a […]
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 08. Jan, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” – Karl Barth The photo that accompanies this quote displays the disorder of our natural world. Typhoon Bopha swept through the island of Mindanao in the Philippines in the early morning hours of December 4. This school […]
Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Joining the countless end-of-year lists, we thought we’d round up the most-read blog posts over the past year. We also threw in a few of our favorites, Here’s our top-ten list of 2012: #10 – To Cut, or Not to Cut? One of our top-viewed stories of 2012 and a story we love. Contributed by […]
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 10. Apr, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
One child in sub-Saharan Africa dies every 60 seconds from malaria, a disease spread by a mosquito-borne parasite. In a single 24-hour period (one day), 1,440 people in Africa will succumb to this disease. Please join us in prayer on April 25, World Malaria Day, to lift up all those who are facing the devastating […]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
For those who lack clean water and daily bread… Christ is Risen For those who cannot access adequate healthcare or medication… Christ is Risen For those who struggle daily for their voices to be heard… Christ is Risen For those who wake up and face life-altering disasters in their communities… Christ is Risen And for […]
Posted on 05. Apr, 2012 by Melanie Gibbons.
Several years ago, I went to visit my grandmother in rural Virginia. The timing of the trip happened to coincide with the annual Love Feast held at her Church of the Brethren congregation. A Love Feast is a celebration and remembrance of Jesus washing the disciples feet and the Lord’s Supper. She was so excited […]