March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A gay pastor who made national headlines after being removed from the official clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for being in a same-sex relationship has been overwhelmingly approved as the new senior pastor of the denomination’s largest St. Paul church. Continue Reading
December 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic
33 congregations leave ELCA as Christians in South Dakota struggle with views on homosexuality
July 13, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise
After “prayerful consideration,” a group of Lutherans in Nevis has begun working on a proposal for a new Lutheran congregation. Continue Reading
May 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington, N.D., voted to leave the Evangelical Church in America.
May 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
St. John Lutheran Church, the congregation in Hatton, N.D., where native son, pioneer aviator and famed Arctic explorer Carl Ben Eielson was baptized and buried, voted Sunday to leave the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination and join another. Continue Reading
April 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
For the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — and other Protestant churches — more churches with different backgrounds and races are needed. But getting diverse people into the same church is often not that easy. Minnesota has the largest number of ELCA members of any state, with close to 800,000 baptized members. Nationwide, the ELCA has nearly 4.5 million members. Only about 3 percent are people of color.
February 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released today a proposed social statement, “Genetics, Faith and Responsibility,” revised some since a draft last year raised controversy among some members who said it rejected modern farming practices such as genetically-modified seed. Continue Reading
February 7, 2011 in INFORUM
President Barack Obama will appoint Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bishop Mark Hanson to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, an ELCA press release said. Continue Reading&
January 29, 2011 in INFORUM
Mark Narum, bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod, has some advice to churches facing a vote to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Continue Reading
December 22, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Peace Lutheran Church in Devils Lake, N.D., passed the second of the two votes required to disaffiliate with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America earlier this week.