Experiencing God at Mt. Carmel

Experiencing God at Mt. Carmel

Mount Carmel Ministries is a Christian family camp and conference center on the northwest shore of beautiful Lake Carlos, near Alexandria, Minnesota. My wife, Lona, and I had the privilege to spend the past weekend (Thursday evening through Sunday morning) there. I...
An Augmented Confirmation

An Augmented Confirmation

One of the many amazing things that happened on the Day of Pentecost in Act 2:1-4 was that the disciples were able to speak in languages that were not their native tongue. This was a powerful symbol of how the Holy Spirit was being poured out on all nations and...
A Missional Purpose Statement

A Missional Purpose Statement

Winter’s icy grip has melted away. Spring has sprung. Easter is almost here. Perhaps it is the increased vitamin D from the vernal sun. Perhaps it is a few recent positive conversations with colleagues. Perhaps it is the projects I’ve been feverishly working on....
Why Are We Doing a Community Mural?

Why Are We Doing a Community Mural?

Why would a church be interested in a giant paint-by-number project? Imagine an 18’ x 10’ canvas, divided into twelve 3’ x 5’ panels. Now imagine that each of these canvas panels is covered with random shapes, drawn in sharpie marker. Each shape has a number written...
Finding Our Way Through Lent

Finding Our Way Through Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the official beginning of Lent. Many of us will attend a worship service today where someone will smear black ashes mixed with oil on our forehead and say, “Remember that from dust you came and to dust you will return.” What...
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