Easter 5C ~ May 19, 2019

“My dad is a glass half-empty sort of guy,” the comment came from a student during a recent discussion. And everyone in the room seemed to nod in recognition of what she was saying. The phrase is classic and so clear. How many times have we used it ourselves to describe our own predilection toward […]

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Under the heading, less is more there is a wonderful exchange between an Inuithunter and a missionary priest in one of Annie Dillard’s writings. The Inuit asks the local missionary priest, “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” “No,” says the priest, “not if you did not know.” […]

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Lent 5C ~ April 7, 2019

Lent 5C John 12:1-8 Sunday, April 7, 2019 Every dog owner knows the boundless gift of love that these canine friends embody. Most are also aware of moments that are a bit less rewarding. It is not uncommon to open the door after a long day and immediately recognize that all is not well with […]

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Lent 1C – March 10, 2019

Luke 4:1-13 You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are. Sound a little kitschy? Yet, how do you respond to such a statement? Do you believe it? Does it bring a little smirk to your face? A blush? A giggle? Do you wonder if such a statement is meant […]

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Epiphany 7C – February 24, 2019

A favorite phrase of the Montana camp director with whom I worked years ago was alternate vision. Because of the teachings of Jesus, his ministry, life, death and resurrection we were given a different way of seeing and being in the world. Of course, we continue to live in the “real” world. However, following Jesus […]

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The Great Minnesota Get-Together is the tagline for the Minnesota State Fair. The fair is just that and ALOT more. It gets together some 2 million people from around the state for the last week of August and the first week of September. Thus, it’s the second largest state fair after Texas, of course. And […]

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Pentecost 23B – October 28, 2018

Pentecost 23B Mark 10.36-42 Sunday, October 28, 2018 “What do you want me to do for you?” Whoa! Now there’s a question! What. Do. You. Want. Me. To. Do. For. You! On the one hand, it’s asked all the time in our world. It’s almost a throw away line. From the, “What can I do […]

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