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...
Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

I experienced my second visit to Temple Israel in Minneapolis last night. This morning it is still Sabbath. Shabbat Shalom my friends. These visits were part of our ninth grade confirmation program at Easter. Last month we visited the Burnsville Mosque. Each small...
Teaching Luther’s Small Catechism at Camp Wapo

Middle School and the Good Life

Is it possible to experience The Good Life while sleeping on a tile floor on a deflated air mattress in the basement of a church, leading a group of middle school students 24/7 for a whole week? I stand to confess that yes, it is possible–not easy–but...

Connecting to Creation in Suburbia

Our youth director, Kristi Larson, is gone on the youth mission trip this week, so she asked me to fill in for her at Summer Stretch tomorrow. The topic is Caring for God’s Creation. We will meditate on Psalm 8 and reflect on how we can care for God’s...
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