Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kingdom of God series

Our next three sessions of the Adult Forum will be devoted to an Advent topic, the Kingdom of God. For now, just a couple of thoughts. Israel's Scriptures testify to a tension between a desire for a king and the recognition that king's always fall short of God's standards. What would God's rule look like in the world?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Walter Rowen in the New York Times

If you'd like to see our own Walt Rowen's piece in the Times, just click here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Health Care Reform Resources

Friends, we've been blessed with two weeks of outstanding information on health care reform in the United States. Many thanks to Jo Ann Lawer, Dr. Julie Jones, Dr. Steve Ratcliffe, Dr. John Garofola, and Dr. Gary Seldomridge for their contributions. Here are the resources we shared, both from the Kaiser Family Foundation.


From the ELCA website, Advocacy section: resources on Health Care Reform:

ELCA Health Care Café Small Group Study Guide

ELCA News Service Report: “ELCA Advocacy Director Speaks to Reporters at Health Care Rally”

“Caring for Our Health: A Shared Endeavor,” from the ELCA Social Statement, August 15, 2003

Lutheran Services in America, “Health Care Reform: Responsibility for All”

ELCA Health Care Sunday Congregational Toolkit

Joint Statement on Health Care Affordability (signed by ELCA)

From the Kaiser Family Foundation: Resource home page for health care reform