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The Rocks Cry Out: (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

“In the beginning…” That’s always how it starts, isn’t it? Somewhere, at some point in time, there is a beginning. But as one of our enterprising young people asked in Children’s Church last week, “where was God before that?” That, … Continue reading

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William Kent Krueger’s Windigo Island: Born Ogichidaa Stand Against Evil (Book Review)

Intrigued by what I read about William Kent Krueger’s Windigo Island, the thirteenth book in the Cork O’Connor series and his sixteenth overall, I reached out to the author himself and quickly received an autographed advanced copy for review. The series … Continue reading

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Ten Words #9: Little White Lies (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.–Exodus 20:16 Growing up, I had a very narrow view of this ninth commandment: don’t lie. It seemed simplified, but not easy; straightforward, and yet superiorly complicated. Consider the things that we lie … Continue reading

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Get Church Right: Stop Being So “Sex-y” (A Mustard Seed Musing)

In the opening scene of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom on HBO, Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy loses it, or more frankly, he speaks the truth: “We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws … Continue reading

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Get Church Right: Are We “Post-Church”? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

Several of the conversations happening around the United Methodist Church seem to imply that the denomination itself won’t last into the second half of the twenty-first century. While non-denominational churches shoot up and mushroom out in pockets of suburbia, the … Continue reading

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