Month: June 2015

This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share some of what I have read and found interesting over the past week with all of you. To help make sense of all these links I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice;

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Reunions, Memories and Social Media

A couple of weekends ago, many of my peers and colleagues from high school gathered together for a reunion. If I lived closer, I would probably have been there with them. It was a little sad to not be there to gather, catch-up and hear about all of the awesome things my friends have been up

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share some of what I have found interesting and thought provoking over the past week with all of you. To make sense of the links, I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials;

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Tears, Change, and Trust

The following is the sermon that I shared this weekend at Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield, Minnesota. It is a message based on the focus text of Psalm 27:1-6 and the accompanying gospel reading of Matthew 6:25-34, the readings assigned for this weekend by the Narrative Lectionary.  As we read from and proclaimed with the Psalmist, hear

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Climbing in Trust & Facing Change

I am preaching this weekend at Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield, Minnesota. The following is a draft of sermon I will not be giving, based on the focus text of Psalm 27:1-6 and an accompanying gospel reading of Matthew 6:25-34, the readings assigned for this weekend by the Narrative Lectionary. What follows was going to

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Repentance, Mourning and Work to be Done

  Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, released the following statement and letter yesterday: It has been a long season of disquiet in our country. From Ferguson to Baltimore, simmering racial tensions have boiled over into violence. But this … the fatal shooting of nine African Americans in

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share some of what I have found thought provoking and engaging over the past week with all of you. To help make sense of all these stories, articles and links I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration;

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This Week’s Links

Tuesday on the blog means that I get to share some of what I have found interesting and thought provoking over the past week with you. To make sense of all of these links I have grouped them by the following categories: Church and Ministry Thought & Practice; Cross-Sector Collaboration; Leadership Thought & Practice; Millennials;

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Rivers, Mountains, Churches and Change on the Horizon

For about the past five years, my wife Allison and I have called the Twin Cities “home.” Our first home together as a married couple was our seminary apartment. Our second, has been our post-seminary apartment. A funny thing happened in the past year though, our post-seminary apartment became Allison’s in-seminary apartment. While I had

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The Dentist’s Office, a Generous Widow and a Faithful Congregation

The following is a message that I gave in the Matins (Morning Prayer) worship service at Woodlake Lutheran Church in Richfield, Minnesota on Wednesday June 3, 2015. It is based on Psalm 27:1-6 and Luke 21:1-4.  The Dentist’s Office, a Generous Widow and a Faithful Congregation: Psalm 27 inspired reflections on trust The other day

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