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...
Middle School and the Good Life

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...
Confirmation 2016

Confirmation 2016

The Confirmation class of 2016 took the next big step in their faith journeys on Sunday afternoon. We got to welcome 32 new adult members into our congregation. I have traveled with these wonderful young adults for the past four years as I have had the privilege to...
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