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That We May Be One

I experienced another happy convergence this morning. Our texts for the weekend are John 17:20-24, Acts 2:42, and Colossians 3:14-17. Our theme in this third week of A Deep Life is Growing Together. The Spiritual Journey is not a solo adventure. We are not lone rangers. We are created by the community of the Triune […]

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A Visual Exposition of 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

I have discovered a poetic beauty in 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 that I have never seen before. Allow me to step through each section of the text visually. I have written the English words in the order of the Greek language, so that you may see the structural beauty of this text. It sounds like Yoda […]

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The Overflow Prayer

Walking in the Spirit

What does it mean to walk in the Spirit, and, more importantly, how do we do it? That is the big question for our sermon this weekend. The primary text is Colossians 2:6-7, and the supplemental text is John 15:1-8. Here’s the Colossians image again. This verse summarizes the process needed to walk in the […]

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Upon the Resignation of our Lead Pastor

Our lead pastor submitted her resignation last week after three months of being on medical leave. I have a myriad of responses. First, I grieve the loss of a colleague in ministry. Kris and I met at the Bishop’s Theological Conference of the Minneapolis Area Synod in September of 2016. She was a guest speaker, […]

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