Church Anew

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Organization: Church Anew - A Ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN

Church Anew is a ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, MN.

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Meta Herrick Carlson: The Sunday After Easter: A Blessing for Thomas - Church Anew


Meta Herrick Carlson offers a blessing for Thomas and for those who need to see to believe — not because their faith is weak, but because they feel dismembered by the COVID-19 situation and cannot bear it all alone.

Rozella Haydée White: A Time for Faithful Resilience


In this article for Church Anew, Rozella Haydée White explores the question, How does building resilience during times of hardship nurture faith?

Church Anew: Justo L. González Offers a Poem for the Season of Easter


A reminder of the wondrous mystery of a “zoomed” Easter season, inspired by a beloved hymn.

Virtual Communion and Body of Christ: A Conversation with Dr. Deanna A. Thompson - Church Anew


Dr. Deanna A. Thompson, Director of The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community at St. Olaf College, talks with Pastor David Lillejord, Church Anew Executive Board Member, on the meaning of virtual communion.

Luke Powery: Life on the Other Side of Easter in 2020 - Church Anew


You don’t have to be a super human or a super Christian in this Eastertide 2020. Just be human, a beloved child of God.

Diana Butler Bass: On Hoarding Eucharist in a Hungry World - Church Anew


In this time of COVID-19 lockdowns and churches moving to virtual communion, Diana Butler Bass reflects on a conversation she had with Phyllis Tickle.

Ulysses Burley III: The Road to Re-open


In this Church Anew post, Dr. Ulysses Burley III explores what the Road to Emmaus teaches us about the road to re-opening our church buildings.

Walter Brueggemann: Quarantine Fatigue or Sabbath Rest: A Reflection on Psalm 31


In his Church Anew article, Walter Brueggemann says the Psalm text for the 5th Sunday of Easter serves as a theological lens for looking at time: Promethean and Covenantal.

Mihee Kim-Kort: Church? An answer with inspiration from Rachel Held Evans


A plain and simple question during quarantine stirs poignant memories of church and dreaming beyond. Mihee Kim-Kort writes for Church Anew in this latest post.

Paul Raushenbush: The Virus and My Apocalyptic Son


In this Church Anew post, Paul Raushenbush shares with Elaine Pagels his young son’s stories about his world, our world, destruction, and a rainbow.

Walter Brueggemann: How Long? Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Prophets in a Pandemic


A personal commentary on the old question of faith amid suffering, “How long?” A question asked by prophets, Martin Luther King, Jr., and all of us during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Michael Curry: If You’re Wondering What Day It Is Today, You Are Not Alone


In this latest post from Church Anew, Bishop Michael Curry shares a “Habits of Grace” message about time and life during this pandemic.

Angela Denker: Coronavirus in America: Politics and Survival


Masks. A sign of saying who we are and how we live personally and publicly. Read Angela Denker's Church Anew post here.

Jim Keat: Real Ministry in a Digital World


Church in person and church online. Connecting real life and real ministry. Jim Keat discusses how it works best in a digital world in the latest Church Anew post.

Church Anew: Abandoned! A Pastoral Word from Walter Brueggemann


In this Church Anew post, Dr. Walter Brueggemann offers wisdom on how we move forward in faith amid despair through disciplines of faith.