Robert BacherBacher is a retired ELCA pastor who served from 1987 to 2001 as assistant to the ELCA presiding bishop, with responsibility for administration. He is co-author, with Kenneth Inskeep, of Chasing Down a Rumor: The Death of Mainline Denominations (Augsburg Books, 2005).
Articles by Robert Bacher:
- Godly governance
It recognizes that the church's power belongs to Christ
- How's it going?
Take time to assess your ministry
- Stewarding legal matters
Interplay between church and state is confusing
- Stewardship: Just ask!
'We have not because we ask not.' It's just that simple.
- Ministry teams
Are they just a fad ... or fundamental?
- Creative Christian education
It all happens in the Upper Room
- Congregational history
Connect memory with promise
The gospel is, after all, a message
- Be prepared
'Chance favors only the prepared mind' Louis Pasteur
Taking care of business is a sacred tust
When it calls your name, answer
How welcoming are you ... really?
- Teaching Dietrich Bonhoeffer
'Meeting' the theologian in their classroom, university students raise questions
- What's the future?
Identity and mission can lead to renewal