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December 2019
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December 2019

One of the main themes of the Advent season in the Christian tradition is waiting. I think a reason for this is because one of the main characters in the Christmas story is a pregnant...

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December 03, 2019
November 2019
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November 2019

Modern day economic theory assumes that resources are scarce. This means people will inevitably compete for those resources, which sets up cycles of supply and demand. The problem with this mindset of scarcity is that...

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October 24, 2019
October 2019
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October 2019

Over the next few months you are going to be hearing more about the “RIC Process.” RIC stands for “Reconciled in Christ.” It is a program within our ELCA Lutheran church whose purpose is to...

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September 26, 2019
September 2019
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September 2019

When Paul wrote these words to Timothy he most likely was in prison in Rome. He knew his ministry might be coming to an end and possibly his life as well. He uses the image...

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August 29, 2019
August 2019
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August 2019

The Ganges River in India is one of the most revered rivers on earth, and yet it is also one of the most polluted rivers on the planet. It is polluted for a number of...

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July 29, 2019
June 2019
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June 2019

Lake Pend Oreille surrounds the small town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Last summer my brother organized the rental of a house near the lake just down the road from Sandpoint. We had been to Big Bear...

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May 27, 2019
May 2019
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May 2019

Did you know that you are a priest? I realize that may come as a surprise to you since you probably do not wear a clergy collar, you probably do not work in a church,...

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April 30, 2019
April 2019
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April 2019

There was once a painter who would often thin his paint so it would go further. So when a local church decided to do some deferred maintenance, this painter was able to put in the...

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April 02, 2019
February 2019
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February 2019

As we try to follow the way of Christ, we may not always get to see the results of the ministry to which God calls us. Many times we simply trust that somehow the Holy...

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January 29, 2019
January 2019
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January 2019

In September I wrote about how our theme for the coming programmatic year was “Under Construction.” At our Stewardship dinner we had fun with this theme and we prayed over the parking lot to bless...

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December 20, 2018