Bishop David Bard


Minnesota Conference's Interim Bishop for 2021. Blog post from previous bishops will also remain available here.

Blog Posts


Masks and unmasking


The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?


The Joyful Journey: When all that is solid melts into air


July 4 reflections


The Joyful Journey: Heading for Annual Conference


The Joyful Journey: Hanging on and keeping going


The Joyful Journey: In the midst of life


Holy Week: A Week of Wonder


The Joyful Journey: Holding it together


Lenten greeting: Practicing the disciplines of love


The Joyful Journey: Lent and love


Celebrating Martin Luther King Day


The Joyful Journey: 'You say goodbye, and I say hello'


Leave-taking


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


Easter cannot be canceled


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”)


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