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November 14, 2017
She led Trump to Christ: The rise of the televangelist who advises the White House
It was an early afternoon in late July, and Paula White was holding court before an audience of about 25 Southern Baptist ministers in an ornate...
November 14, 2017 - 4:59pm
November 10, 2017
Trinity Lutheran Church activities Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have its annual fall boutique and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The fall boutique will feature You Betcha Corner, Granny's Pantry, Cabin Fever, Holiday Inspirations, Attic Treasures...
November 10, 2017 - 1:30pm
November 9, 2017
Duluth diocese insurer to pay nearly $9M
DULUTH — An insurance company has agreed to pay nearly $9 million to victims of child sexual abuse as part of the first settlement reached in the Diocese of Duluth's bankruptcy case. Nebraska-based Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America is one of five insurers that were sued...
November 9, 2017 - 8:24pm
November 3, 2017
'Please Lord, stop. No more wars.' Pope Francis delivers ominous remarks at WWII burial ground
Like the recent pontiffs before him, Pope Francis traveled to Nettuno, Italy, on Thursday to visit the burial ground of the 7,860 American soldiers...
November 3, 2017 - 7:04am
November 1, 2017
Clergy View: Reformation Day
Oct. 31—on this day, 500 years ago, a 34-year-old ordained priest and doctor of theology, posted an invitation to debate, publicly and orally, a number of items of contention of the church teachings where he, Martin Luther, Lecturer of Theology, taught. These debates of theological...
November 1, 2017 - 4:20pm
Church News for Oct. 27
Trixie's 60 Halloween celebration planned NISSWA—Trixie will be hosting Trixie's "60" Halloween Celebration from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Christ...
November 1, 2017 - 4:19pm
October 31, 2017
Church: Come early to get a seat for unique pastor
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Katie Christensen has been waiting three years for Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber to come to Alexandria to speak. Now she's...
October 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
October 19, 2017
Clergy View: Blood Witness of God's Love
"This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John 15:12-13)....
October 19, 2017 - 11:48pm
October 13, 2017
Church News for Oct. 13
Fall bazaar planned for Oct. 21 GARRISON—The Lutheran Women's Missionary League's annual fall bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Highway 169, one mile north of the "Y" in Garrison. There will be lefse, craft items, bake sale,...
October 13, 2017 - 1:30pm
Clergy View: A race to run
".... let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and...
October 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
October 8, 2017
Youthful crew giving life to 133-year-old house of worship on Fond du Lac Reservation
SAWYER, Minn. — Deacon Bryan Bassa stood on the bare ground in the filtered light of a small log building. The fragrance of wet earth and...
October 8, 2017 - 6:00am
October 6, 2017
FLC to be part of Joint Churches Reformation service First Lutheran Church of Brainerd will be part of the Joint Churches Reformation service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium. FLC will have an 8 a.m. service but not the 10:30 a.m. service. There will still be Sunday school...
October 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
September 29, 2017
Clergy View: How are we doing?
So what if, "when all is said and done," our benevolent Creator plans to give us a grade on how well we have handled the gift of life? (This grade is not about our salvation but about how well we are making our faith active in love—for the creation and our neighbor). So then,...
September 29, 2017 - 2:30pm
Game night at First Lutheran First Lutheran Church in Brainerd will host game night at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 29. Bring a dish to share and friends and family. First Lutheran Church members will be at the Crop Walk Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. There will be a light supper...
September 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
September 26, 2017
Other Opinion: This is what the flag stands for Mr. President
In 1943, with the nation mobilized for war against fascism, schoolchildren in West Virginia were required each morning to salute the American flag. The purpose, seemingly unexceptionable - and in fact not objected to by many - was "teaching, fostering and perpetuating the ideals,...
September 26, 2017 - 10:30am