On Juneteenth

By Bishop Mike Rinehart My book recommendation for June is On Juneteenth, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed. Get this, Gordon-Reed, who teaches at Harvard, grew up in Conroe Texas! She was the first black student at Conroe’s Anderson Elementary...

Campus Ministry Changes Lives

By Chris Markert, Bishop’s Associate for Mission This year’s 2021 synod assembly offering was raised to support campus ministries in our synod. When speaking about campus ministry, we often focus on how campus ministry is a pipeline for future leadership in the...

Music is Personal and Universal

By Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop I had a friend in high school who said, “Wouldn’t it be great if our lives had a soundtrack and we could hear it?” That way we would always know what was coming at us. Suspenseful music, ominous music, joyful music, sorrowful...

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