interfaith

My interfaith relationship

I’m Lutheran; he’s Jewish. People ask, “So how does that work?”

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camp

Help for difficult teen years

Jesus’ love surrounds youth with disabilities at Camp ABLE. 

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Pentecost

Who does he think he is?

Small-town Jesus is greeted with contempt by his neighbors.

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church

Confronting racism, seeking hope

I pick the side that admits that racism has distorted our world.

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ask

‘Ask a pastor anything!’

We said “I don’t know” and “I am sorry” and “You are loved.”

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Salt

Speech seasoned with salt

Why not let God, through the Holy Spirit, season your words?

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I am Lutheran

Spread the word: #IamLutheran

I invite you to join me in this online evangelizing.

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racism

Breaking the evil silence

Before the gun was fired, murder had already been committed.

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Healing

An encounter with Christ

God could heal us more completely and thoroughly than we want.

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God as father

God as parent – or partner?

I think that God as parent is an infantilizing metaphor.

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Solstice

Shedding light on the solstice

God promises the darkness will never overshadow the light.

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth Day 150 years later

Despite our progress, we still face the challenge of racism.

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Many ways to tell the truth

So many ways to tell the truth

A radio show reminds me this is often done in the Bible.

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Trust God

Trust God without understanding

It’s not an easy task when the wind whips and the trees bend.

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Oh the subtle ways we’re racist

Oh, the subtle ways we’re racist

It operates under the radar for most of us and in most of us.

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Be a sower not a grower

Be a sower, not a grower

Jesus says plant the seed; let God worry about the growth.

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Our many-gendered God

Our many-gendered God

How would our lives change if we saw gender as a spectrum?

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A vacation for your spiritual side

A vacation for your spiritual side

Like our bodies and minds, it too needs a healthy renewal.

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Before you were born

Before you were born

Blessed in utero by me, on Sunday the young girl blessed me.

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Jesus goes off gets different

Jesus ‘goes off, gets different’

In so doing, he redefined for all time the meaning of family.

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A refuge of calm amid the floods

A refuge of calm amid the floods

The words of Psalm 29 washed over me with peace and comfort.

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A surprise summertime hit

A surprise summertime hit

A vacation Bible school becomes a No.1 neighborhood outreach.

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