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Love for God's Sake
May 17, 2022
Beloved in Christ, Bernard of Clairvaux was a twelfth century monk who framed the spiritual life as four degrees of love we progress through on the path toward emotional and spiritual maturity. The...
Pushing the Boundaries, Pulling Us Closer
May 10, 2022
Beloved in Christ, One of the many small, great things about being Bishop of Minnesota is that I sit on the board of the Minnesota Council of Churches. This afternoon, I attended my first in-p...
The Holy Spirit Stirring
May 3, 2022
Beloved in Christ, This past weekend, between the diocesan confirmation service at St. Mark’s Cathedral and my Sunday visitation, I confirmed or received around eighty people from ten different f...
The Heart of the Universe is Relationship
April 26, 2022
"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ...
Introducing ECMN's new Minister for Children & Youth
April 21, 2022
Beloved in Christ, I am delighted to announce that Dan Miglets-Nelson has accepted my invitation to serve as ECMN's Minister for Children and Youth. Dan is a gifted youth minister with over 15 year...
Soaking in Joy
April 19, 2022
Beloved in Christ, Alleluia! Christ is Risen! As disciples of Jesus, our faith is an embodied faith, and our hope is a bodily hope. In these past two years, we have been reminded of how we ...
Chrism Mass Sermon 2022
April 14, 2022
This sermon was delivered at the Renewal of Vows services for Clergy during Holy Week, 2022. I saw a quip the other day that went something like: “new pastors imagine they will change t...
Holy Week Alternate Translations
April 6, 2022
Several faith communities have asked about using alternate translations of the Good Friday readings, to avoid concerns about language that can be heard as antisemitic. There are a number of great reso...
April 5, 2022
Beloved in Christ, I spent more time than I am proud to admit on my vacation last week preparing for the draft in my fantasy baseball league. For many years, I have been part of a league with some ...
COVID Regathering Guidance
March 29, 2022
Beloved in Christ, For the past two years, we have shown our care for our neighbors by taking drastic measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. While our efforts surely saved lives, the cost to o...
God Will Make Good
March 8, 2022
This past Saturday, I drove to Moose Lake for a visitation to St. Andrew's. Over the course of Thursday and Friday, I was obsessively monitoring the forecast as there was a chance of a pretty epic ice...
HMONG - A Pastoral Message from Bishop Loya
March 2, 2022
Thov kom Tswv Ntuj tus tsim peb pub nws lub txiaj ntsim thiab kev thaj yeeb rau nej, tuaj ntawm Tswv Ntuj leej tub Yes Xus, tus tau raug txoj kev tsim txom nrog peb, thiab tus, nws hlub peb thiab hlub...
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