Summer 2018: “Let us pray”

Summer 2018: “Let us pray”

In Summer 2018, Anna Madsen will present a three-part study on prayer. Anna Madsen a freelance theologian and proud mama to daughter, Else, and son, Karl. She works with OMG: Center for Theological Conversation (omgcenter.com) and enjoys seeing the occasional moose and bear in their woods. Session one: the paradoxes of prayer (1 Samuel 12:16-23) […]

Summer 2017: “All Anew”

Summer 2017: “All Anew”

Kelly Fryer will explore “All anew,” a three-session Bible study that shares the theme of the 2017 Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis. She has also committed to lead the Bible study or a workshop at the triennial gathering. She will bring to this role the experience of a pastor, teacher, entrepreneur and […]

Summer 2016: “The heart of the matter”

Summer 2016: “The heart of the matter”

For summer 2016, Angela Shannon, a pastor at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas, shared “The heart of the matter,” a three-session Bible study on learning to deal with conflict through the ministry of reconciliation. “Repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation are healing words,” Angela Shannon writes. “We hear these words spoken from our pulpits, […]

Summer 2015: “No catchy slogans”

Summer 2015: “No catchy slogans”

Does the subject of giving—especially financial giving to the church—make you a little uncomfortable? Do you feel awkward when conversations or sermons about money come up? This summer’s Bible study, “No Catchy Slogans,” looks at Scripture passages about giving. The author, former Women of the ELCA staff member Emma Crossen, writes in her introduction: “Giving […]

Summer 2014: Of many generations

Summer 2014: Of many generations

We are women “of many generations,” many ages, many places, and many experiences. We have a calling to come, learn, and serve together, as well as to rebuild, repair, and restore not only our own relationships, but also the world around us. To do this we look to Scripture for stories that take us into […]