A Day of Pain and Sorrow

October 1, 2013 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Today, the day when our federal government shut down, is a day of pain and sorrow. As I think through a Lutheran lens of religious concern, I conclude that today’s shutdown places Congress in a twofold breach of trust related to its primary purpose or holy mandate and to its obligation to our nation’s people...

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Blessing at the Start of the School Year

September 9, 2013 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Blessings take many forms… • As parents who commit themselves to their children’s schooling and Christian education. • As school teachers committed to the children sent to them. • As Sunday School and other church teachers. And they come in a child’s ability to learn to read, write, do arithmetic, explore the sciences, and much..

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Into the Intersection

February 7, 2013 | posted in: Uncategorized | by

Fast approaching Lent, I am resonating to a description of intelligence-gathering that I heard on the radio. It is like urgently working to put together a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box top, with no edge pieces, and having pieces from other puzzles mixed in. Sounds like more of my days than I..

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