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Dear Pastor III

Dear Pastor, As much as I appreciated the Monopoly comparison, it fell a bit short for me. First, slavery was only for 200 years in the United States, not four hundred as you seemed to imply. Second, we have moved … Continue reading

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Dear Pastor II

Another is the series of fictitious emails between me and an imaginary parishioner.   Dear Pastor, I have to say your last email challenged me a little. I never thought of Jesus as having a different love for different people. To … Continue reading

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Dear Pastor

This is a series of fictitious emails between an imaginary parishioner and myself. This is the first in the series.    Dear Pastor, This is a hard email to write, because I respect you, and I think your ministry here … Continue reading

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Before we get into today’s post, I want you to watch this video:   This space intentionally blank. This space intentionally blank. This space intentionally blank. This space intentionally blank. This space intentionally blank. This space intentionally blank. This space … Continue reading

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What You Can Do

Have you been watching the events of this week, wondering what you can do? Here is one small, but important way you can make a difference. I saw this in an email from the journal Image. They ran a piece … Continue reading

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A Tidal Wave of Hope

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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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