Monthly Archives: September 2015

Leadership and Baseball

They say when a young pitcher starts strong in Major League Baseball, it’s because he can throw a smoking fast ball and wicked curve ball. Eventually, however, batters get on to him and can anticipate those two pitches. Eventually, if … Continue reading

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Wise speech is a prayer

My parents, now retired pastors, have been ordained many years in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Polish Lutheran Church. My mother told me that not once in her long years of work did she choose to preach … Continue reading

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Slave to none, servant to all

Especially at the beginning of a new school year, the gospel story of little children sitting on the lap of Jesus warms my heart. This saccharine image speaks to Jesus’ welcoming the children as we would welcome them to church … Continue reading

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The life-giving gap

“Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water?” (James 3:11) The writer, James, makes a case for integrity and authenticity in the Christian life. For us moderns, living in a day and age where … Continue reading

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(Hoping for) A happy ending: Why not?

“God will come and save you.” (Isaiah 35:4) When the prophet Isaiah promises salvation to the people, people who are “weak, feeble and fearful” (Is 35:3-4) what does he mean? What does he mean when he says: “God will save … Continue reading

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