Monthly Archives: July 2014

WHY DIDN’T YOU SIGNAL??? (or… Did you hear the one about the SUV driver and the bicyclist?)

I was walking through town on a Sunday afternoon in June. A bicyclist rode down Main Street moving very fast. The SUV driving directly in front of that bicycle slowed down for the red light it was approaching. Just before … Continue reading

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Being church doesn’t have to be rocket science, does it?

Sometimes we over-think this church thing. We think that if we built a rocket it would take us from the challenges we face and provide a new landscape. We want new and improved programs, a shiny new curriculum, better participation, … Continue reading

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The Ugandan Martyrs and Living Faith

As part of my trip to Uganda (July 14-29, 2014), the group I will be with from St. Anne’s Church in Hamel, MN will be visiting the Basilica dedicated to those who died for their Christian faith in the 1880s.  … Continue reading

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My Reflections on the show, “Rev.”

I recently finished the finale of the third season of the show “Rev.”* This British semi-serious sitcom is set an inner-city London. The show follows the antics of the congregation called St. Saviour’s and their priest, the Rev. Adam Smallbone, who … Continue reading

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Soaking in your place through a larger landscape

As you read this I am likely in Glacier National Park, Montana.  That section of the Rockies is one of my favorite places on earth. The beauty of mountains carved over eons by the glaciers of a long forgotten ice … Continue reading

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