Read the February 2015 issue of NALC News. Selected contents include:
Bishop Bradosky’s Transfiguration Sunday sermon, How Jesus Dealt with the Disciples’ Fear, is available for download
It’s time to register for the 2015 Canadian Rockies Theological Conference! For years we have been hearing the phrase “Worship Wars” used to describe the divide between “traditional” and “contemporary” worship practices. But as is usually the case, such labels do not capture the complexity of the issue at hand. The debate about worship is read more
By Pastor Dennis Di Mauro “In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy read more
The 2014 NALC Convocation elected persons to positions on the Executive Council, Court of Adjudication and North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS) Board of Regents. Click on the post title for links to election results.
Click here or “Convocation” on main menu bar above to access recorded video of the events in Charleston. Recordings of all sessions are available.
July 23, 2014: NALC Bishop John Bradosky and General Secretary Rev. Mark Chavez joined with other Christian leaders in signing a statement from the Common Ground Christian Network (CGCN) opposing President Obama’s July 21, 2014 executive order requiring all federal contractors to practice “nondiscrimination” based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” The North American Lutheran read more
The events in Charleston will be live-streamed beginning with the Lutheran CORE Convocation opening worship at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 21st, and continuing through the conclusion of the NALC Convocation on Friday, July 25th.
While state courts offer new interpretations and understandings of marriage, the NALC’s position remains unchanged. We continue to hold fast to the Biblical and traditional understanding of marriage. Please consider the documents below as you offer responses in your own communities. Be assured that we are also developing a strategy and response as this trend read more
Dr. David Yeago has been appointed to the faculty of the North American Lutheran Seminary and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, as Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics. “I am honored and delighted to join the faculty at Trinity School for Ministry in partnership with the North American Lutheran Seminary,” said Dr. Yeago. read more
“Strong Medicine: The Lutheran Doctrine of Vocation as Antidote to the Lethal Me Culture of Today” is the theme of the annual Canadian Rockies Theological Conference May 5-8, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Canmore, Alberta, about fifty miles west of Calgary, near Banff National Park. Featured speakers are Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto read more
The NALC and China Service Ventures are partnering to send Jim and Carolyn Nestingen to Wuhan, in Hubei Province (next to Hunan), China, as part of the Theologians Without Borders program.
NALC congregations are encouraged to consider celebrating Water Sunday on March 23. Water Sunday is a Sunday that a congregation dedicates to talking about the global water crisis and taking a special offering to provide safe water to people around the world. Offerings may support Water Missions International — one of the ministries featured at read more
Nominations for leadership positions in the North American Lutheran Church and the North American Lutheran Seminary are being sought by the NALC Nominating Committee. A deadline of April 12 has been set for receiving nominations. The 2014 NALC Convocation July 24-25 in Charleston, S.C., will elect members of the NALC Executive Council and Court of read more
The NALC Disaster Response Task Force is offering educational workshops to provide training to volunteers in participating congregations, preparing each congregation to form volunteer disaster teams. This disaster preparedness and response training is intended for those interested in learning how the North American Lutheran Church responds to domestic disasters and how congregations and individuals can read more
Greetings to our friends at the North American Lutheran Church, We’re so thankful for all you have done to support our mission over the past year. From the opportunity to participate in the convocation, to your sharing about our Philippines relief effort, to encouraging your churches to participate in Water Sunday — please know how read more
A devotional for the 2014 Lenten season, “From Ashes to Easter,” is now available to download. Written by the Rev. Dr. David Wendel, NALC assistant to the bishop for ministry and ecumenism, the devotional is available in two formats: