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Godspeed Cedar Lodge – Thoughts on Camp, Holy Places, and Relationships

One of my holy places is no more. Last week I got word that a beloved cabin named Cedar Lodge was at long last torn down at Crossways Camping Ministries at Pine Lake Camp in Waupaca, WI. Cedar was a … Continue reading

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Give Thomas Some Slack – You Might Learn Something

We shouldn’t pick on Thomas too much. Many Christian congregations will read John 20:19-31 the Sunday after Easter Sunday. (It’s actually the 2nd Sunday of Easter, a season of the church year that lasts fifty days, culminating with Pentecost). The … Continue reading

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“Mouth House” Reflections from a Weary Preacher (or “Ode to Qoheleth,* My Old Friend”)

It is one of those rare Monday afternoons where there is nothing going on at church and the preacher sits – alone. The morning had its normal busyness of list making, phone calls and other contacts, but now – all … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, Love – Part 1: Faith – An Advent Reflection on Hebrews 11:1-12:2

“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”             (1 Corinthians 13:13) ___ The author of the Hebrews tells us that “faith is the assurance for things hoped … Continue reading

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Faith. Hope. Love. (More than a wedding verse)

“Now faith, hope and love abide; these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) 1 Corinthians 13 is so popular a reading at Christian weddings that it has become difficult to read this verse through any other … Continue reading

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Between Fear and Generosity

I have been working on this thesis: There are two ways to see the world: The first is fear, “What can I lose?” The second is generosity, asking, “What can I give?” I preface my comments below by remembering a … Continue reading

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System Restore

Can you imagine what might happen if we could undo our worst decisions? With a system restore we could go back to the point where we run clean and smooth again. People make bad choices; download the wrong things, don’t … Continue reading

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