HEALTHY OR HOLY?
Maybe you are working on new resolves to eat better and work out more in this new year. I know that I am. It’s interesting how such considerations are today [...]
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CHRISTMAS AFTERTHOUGHT: MAY GRACE ABOUND!
Last Sunday we heard a different twist on Christmas. We put aside “Christmas is all about giving to others…” for a few moments to realize that only God gives massively. [...]
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Christmas Cold and X-Mas
It isn’t always warm for everyone around the holidays, and I’m not referring to colder temperatures. For some of us, the holidays may have an empty feeling – the departure [...]
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BARRIERS TO THANKSGIVING
Have you ever observed that we humans are not naturally grateful? If you ever stayed after to clean up, replacing the guy who promised to do so but didn’t show, [...]
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WHEN COMMUNITY TRANSCENDS TIME AND SPACE
This week we observe All Saints Sunday, when we realize we are not alone as people of faith. At the Lord’s Table (remember to bring your Food First!), we will [...]
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LOOKING FOR THE NEXT HERO? THINK AGAIN
Last week I discussed Rebecca Solnit’s, “When the Hero Is the Problem” on retreat in Colorado with pastor friends. Her argument is genuine transformation occurs not as heroes rise above [...]
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That One Thing Changes Everything
Traveling to an unknown city with a paintbrush is low on the to-do list for most 8th-12th graders (and most adults!) But for those who have taken the chance already, [...]
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Theological Book Club: Mapping Our Journey
Friends, Here are some documents explaining the theology book club that begins this Sunday around 11:20. I also want to take this moment and thank Christopher Fatherly for his tremendous [...]
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Welcome Home
This Sunday is Homecoming Sunday. Our Jazz Sunday will welcome Katherine and Kompanie, the jazz trio of Katherine Hedlund at the Bosendorfer piano, Nick Trautman on bass, and Willie Bruno [...]
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WHITE SUPREMACY AND MASS KILLINGS
Our nation is in crisis. In the first 219 days of this year, we’ve had 255 mass killings. In the wake of the 9/11 international terrorism crisis, we didn’t say, [...]
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