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May 2019

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Here is my monthly attempt to help you grow deeper in the love of God...

Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!


It feels good to say that after a long, hard winter here in Minnesota. The snow is gone. The leaves are bursting out on the branches. Flowers are reaching to the climbing sun. It is truly wonderful.

The month of May carries us from The Resurrection to the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit shook the house and filled the disciples with power to be witnesses to the radical message of Jesus, the Christ. My prayer for you is that you will be encouraged and empowered to cross over the boundaries that separate us--overcoming fear--to share in the ever-expanding love of God with your neighbors.

I hope you find encouragement in the following articles.

Our Messy Life Together | A Sermon on the Great Commission

This sermon marks the last words that Jesus spoke to his disciples before he physically left them. His words have been interpreted in many ways over the centuries. Unfortunately, much of Western European history has distorted these words to become a charge to colonize the non-European world. This sermon explores these things and claims that Jesus's invitation to us has …
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A Cartoonist's Guide to the Gospel of Matthew is FINISHED!

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I am very pleased to announce that A Cartoonist's Guide to Matthew is finished. It turned out to be 21 pages. Each page has additional resources including downloadable PowerPoints and .jpg files, visual commentary, sermons, and more.

Christ is Risen, and The Mural is Done!

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Happy Easter everyone. We have been working on a commuity mural project at Easter Lutheran Church throughout Lent. Today is the big reveal. I'd like to share the process with you. Enjoy! Back in February we had the idea to create a community mural project. I drew this image on my iPad, …
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Apologies to the Unsubscribed

When we ported the data to the new server it took all my subscribers and lumped them together. That means anyone who had previously clicked "unsubscribe" to my newsletter was put back into active subscription. I am so sorry. It is never my intent to clog your inbox with unwanted email. Simply hit "unsubscribe" again, and we'll pray that my system doesn't crash again. Thank you for your understanding.
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