Bishop Bruce Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough led the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area in 2012-2020. His blog posts during this time have been preserved here.

Blog Posts


Christmas message: The Scandal of the Incarnation

State of the Church Address: You Have Never Traveled This Way Before

From gratitude to generosity

Easter message: The Story That Holds You in There

Reckless Love: Ash Wednesday message

A home for Jesus: Christmas message

Living into our inclusive vision

My hope is built on Jesus: World Communion Sunday message

Pray for our farmers

Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings

Easter message: ‘Pray with your eyes wide open’

Living and dreaming together

‘For My Sake’: Ash Wednesday message

My heart is heavy

Preparing our hearts and minds for General Conference

The heart of the Magi: Bishop's Christmas message

A prayer for the harvest

Their silence fills the earth

Stewarding the church in the 21st century

To Go On Anyhow

The Risen Christ is Coming

Never again: Listen to the children

United Methodist Church to celebrate 50th anniversary

Extremophiles: Ash Wednesday with Bishop Ough

2018 New Year’s Greetings

Praying for Sutherland Springs

Praying for Las Vegas

The promise of Easter

Walking together

Embracing our DNA

Ash Wednesday: Moving Out of the Shadows

An Interrupted Life: Bishop's Christmas message

Are you prepared to vote?

Turning to God amid recent violence

Mni Wiconi (Lakota for “Water is Life”)

Them and us

Take the Rain to Heart: 2016 Easter message

Give Up Something Bad for Lent

Is peace possible?

When heaven and earth kiss

Overcome evil with good

The final exam

Take hold of Jesus’ feet

Children of the light

Stable time

Standing with immigrant families

Do justice

The essentials: What I have learned from Southeast Asia

Healing a broken world

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