Category Archives: Church by Perception

Sunday is coming! ELCA Churchwide Assembly 2019: Highlights so far…

Normally I write a little blurb on the coming gospel reading to get ready for Sunday morning. This week I want to do something a little different. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is meeting for Churchwide Assembly in … Continue reading

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What you can do when you feel like you can’t do anything

Some days, some weeks, some years it is difficult not to feel like the world is broken, dangerous and unfixable. If you let the news cycle and injustice of this world dictate your perspective on life it does not take … Continue reading

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You are loved and welcome here. You are not alone. Do not be afraid.

Some of the strongest, most courageous and faithful people I know both inside and outside of the church self-identify as LGBTQ+ (but their strength, courage and faith is not what is at stake in this post). In the ongoing arguments … Continue reading

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Before it begins…

Taking a brief moment before the ELCA Youth Gathering begins to think about friends I’ve already reconnected with, others I will see soon, new ones to be made, those back home, the troubles of this world & this amazing city … Continue reading

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2 Bald Pastors / Episode 64: David Grafton – Christian/Muslim Relations

  http://2baldpastors.com/episode64/

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WHY MY CHURCH ROCKS

On Sunday, February 4, 2018. Worshipers at St. Paul Lutheran Church were asked to write a brief “elevator speech” on their experience of our church community, with three caveats: Try not to use church jargon or inside language. Try not … Continue reading

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YOUR FAITH IN THE CROSSROADS (min msg)

https://youtu.be/toF_oHFKzvY George Hunter III, The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West…Again. Tenth Anniversary Edition. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010.)

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