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Discerning Mission today

I’m offering the following reflection to members of our congregational council prior to a conversation we hope to have around discerning a mission focus at Faith Lutheran. I invite your responses, too! A missional theology for the 21st century I … Continue reading

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Talking about toast

“I want butter on my toast, but not too much.””You’ve spread it on too thinly. I want a whole wad of it.” “You’re being wasteful. You’ll use up the tub in a couple of days.” “If you didn’t burn the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday! (funeral sermon)

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26) It … Continue reading

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Better together

The story is told of a wide-eyed enthusiast who visited Mother Theresa in Calcutta. Over the last century, Mother Theresa has been admired by Christians worldwide for her dedicated, self-giving work for the poorest of the poor in India. The … Continue reading

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Waiting, still

Waiting for a response is not easy. After texting someone I’m usually impatient to get a response from them. Anything. And when they don’t, my blood starts to boil! This whole notion of texting etiquette is a new one, of … Continue reading

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Love confronts violence

You can feel the tension rising. As we make the slow yet certain journey with Jesus to his eventual arrest, trial, sentencing and violent death on the Cross, the assigned texts for Lent heighten the tension between Jesus and his … 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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