Are you concerned about the divisive climate in Wisconsin’s civic life? Do you wonder how you and your congregation can play a constructive role in modeling a more life-giving approach to our differences in both church and the wider culture? The Center for Courage & Renewal, in partnership with the Wisconsin Council of Churches and…

Members of all Christian traditions are invited to attend two events during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. A Taize Prayer Service will take place on January 19. A public lecture on the development of ecumenism since the Second Vatican Council and the new ecumenical challenges before all Christians will take place on January…

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas, and often meet to gossip or share ideas. On the other hand, we bossed ourselves around, set impossible goals, and demanded longer hours than office jobs usually…

Wartburg Theological Seminar’s 33rd Annual Rural Ministry Conference is being held on March 2nd-4th, 2014. This year’s focus is “Revitalizing Rural & Small Town Ministries.” The Rural Ministry Conference outreach is continuing to grow and has become an ecumenical conference for those working in small town and rural parishes throughout the Midwest. To view the…

A new year and it is time to think about stewardship. Wasn’t that in November when the church talks about stewardship? Stewardship is what we do with all of our resources all of the time. How do we spend our time? Too much football this past week when Wisconsin and Green Bay both lost? Too…

Canceled services and reduced worship attendance because of ice and snow probably played havoc with “end of year giving” in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. We hope and pray that our congregations will respond in “surprising and generous ways as God worked in the churches of Macedonia. Fierce troubles came down on them pushing them to…

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