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Martin Luther on Covid-19

March 30, 2020

When the world felt dark and scary, Martin Luther turned to ancient lyrics and used them to write his most famous hymn, A Mighty Fortress...

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Response in a Crisis

March 23, 2020

Individually and collectively, we want to be a non-anxious and helpful presence in any crisis. I am always encouraged because the good (a...

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Just the Way You Are

March 17, 2020

…Or maybe I should say, “Just the way things were.” Isn’t that how we want things to be? Just like they were? You know, thriving stock ma...

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The Sandwich Years

March 10, 2020

Being an empty nester was short lived. I’m pretty sure it lasted ten months from August of 2012 to May of 2013. Ah, I remember it well! B...

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Stop Being a Chicken, Church!

March 2, 2020

When I was growing up, I remember this old folk tale. For me it was Henny Penny, but it’s known by lots of names: Chicken Little, Goosey ...

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Friends

February 24, 2020

I saw this post the other day that I thought was so funny. It said, “Nobody talks about Jesus’ miracle of having 12 close friends in his ...

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Who is your St. Timothy?

February 18, 2020

Every time we have a New Member class at Christ Providence, we ask each person the question: “Who is your St. Andrew?” We explain how the...

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Living with Fear

February 11, 2020

So, now this seems to have turned into an annual thing: the non-pastors on our church leadership staff get scheduled to blog. And I hav...

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Renewal, Relaxation and Rejuvenation through Service

February 3, 2020

All of us have different ways in which we find rest and relaxation to recharge our batteries. I am humbled and excited that Christ Luther...

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Medical Ethics: When Can I Say, “No”?

January 28, 2020

Case Study: You’ve been diagnosed with a disease that requires medical attention. Without it, your life will be significantly shortened. ...

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A Week That Changed My Life

January 20, 2020

Anxiety started to encompass me as I sat in the backseat of my parents’ car on the long trip through the mountains. The dark hole of drea...

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Christ South Land Update Jan 2020

January 13, 2020

Psalm 96 1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation d...

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Baptism on Netflix

January 6, 2020

There is a popular movie out right now on Netflix called The Irishman. Directed by Martin Scorsese, it is a gritty, dramatic film, that w...

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Strength in Weakness

December 30, 2019

As I head into my senior year of seminary, I realize that this spiritual journey has also been a struggle. I recall the very first day of...

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A Letter to Our Church Staff & Pastors

December 23, 2019

A letter to our Church Staff and Pastors, I want you to know that I know being a church staff member or a pastor is the most difficult jo...

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