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Where is God in Minneapolis?

 One night, around 1 am, my doorbell rang. Even in the Alaskan summer, when it is still light at that time, and people tend to stay up late hours, that was unusual. I opened the door and found my son … Continue reading

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In the Belly of Corona

This is the prayer for the day, Sunday, May 24. It is loosely based on Jonah’s prayer (Jonah 2:2-9)  when he was in the belly of the Big Fish.  O God of the Deep, We call out to you Lord, … Continue reading

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The Koan of COVID

In Zen Buddhism there is a tradition where a Zen Master will pose a koan to his students to help them gain enlightenment. A koan is a question or a story designed to throw the student’s mind off balance, which … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Corona

This morning I performed a wedding at our church. Don’t worry, we observed all the rules for social distancing—well, with the exception of the bride and the groom! There were fewer people in the sanctuary for this wedding than there … Continue reading

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The Not-Quite-the-End-of-the-World Corona Virus Playlist

Every disaster deserves a song. Since I am not a song-writer, I decided to put together a playlist for COVID-19. Most of the songs were chosen for the titles, but many have something to say to our current situation. Most … Continue reading

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Exodus or Bust

Morning Psalm 148 1   Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2   Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! 3   Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! 4   Praise him, … Continue reading

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Exodus or Bust–A Daily Devotion

Today we start with Exodus. This book lies at the heart of Judaism, and you need to know Exodus to really understand the ministry of Jesus. Other people are going to be this devotion over time. Old Testament Lesson Exodus … Continue reading

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