Blogs/Columns


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

9/9/2021

Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."


The Joyful Journey: Hanging on and keeping going

5/6/2021

In these difficult days, we hang on by faith and trust that in Christ, all things will hold together.


The Joyful Journey: In the midst of life

4/21/2021

Bishop David Bard explores the various deaths we experience in the midst of life—and reminds us that we are Easter people who know that resurrection is coming.


Holy Week: A Week of Wonder

3/25/2021

Bishop David Bard explores how Holy Week is a week of wonder—and notes that Easter becomes the beginning and the end of all our wondering.


5 reasons to make much of post-COVID fall 2021

3/18/2021

Now is the time to plan for your church to show radical hospitality and invite your community post-COVID. Here are five reasons to make much of this fall.


Taking time to grieve

3/11/2021

It's important to tend to our "corners of sorrow," and here are four steps of lament to help you do that.


The Joyful Journey: Holding it together

3/3/2021

Lent is a time to acknowledge that we don’t always have it all together and that sometimes we fray and unravel a bit. It is then especially that we need God.


Lenten greeting: Practicing the disciplines of love

2/17/2021

Bishop Bard invites us to spend Lent honing the disciplines of love—patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility—and reminds us that we are loved by God.


The Joyful Journey: Lent and love

2/4/2021

How might we live together in the church if we were more loving by being more patient, kinder, more thoughtful, more humble?


Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

1/17/2021

Bishop David Bard urges us to listen to Black and Brown voices and “to transform the dangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”


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

1/7/2021

Interim Bishop David Bard re-introduces himself to the Minnesota Conference and shares his commitments as we engage in ministry together over the next year.


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