Bishop David Bard


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

Blog Posts


The Joyful Journey: Autumn reverie


The Joyful Journey: Theology, scripture, and the continuing UMC


The Joyful Journey: It's complicated


The Joyful Journey: Take a moment or two


The Joyful Journey: Disaffiliation, anti-racism, responding to violence


The Joyful Journey: May showers


The Joyful Journey: One More, Once


The Joyful Journey: The invitation to a holy Lent


The Joyful Journey: What's love got to do with it?


The Joyful Journey: Walking in rhythm into a new year


The Joyful Journey: Always now and not yet


The Joyful Journey: Gratitude and grace


The Joyful Journey: 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


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