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November 10, 2017
Clergy View: No limit to God's love for us
This week, I was traveling up to Pequot Lakes for a meeting, and it was a day that snow was covering every corner of the area.
November 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 3, 2017
Clergy View: A Time of National Thanksgiving
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Remember? Most of his sailors thought that they were going to fall off the edge of the world and die....
November 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
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
October 13, 2017
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
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
September 22, 2017
Clergy View: God has a part to play for everyone
Prior to coming to Brainerd, I served as a campus pastor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Part of my work there including sitting...
September 22, 2017 - 2:30pm
September 15, 2017
Clergy View: Seek wise counsel
Everyone gives counsel. Everyone has an opinion or advice. The key skill we need to learn is how to sift through all the different counsel and...
September 15, 2017 - 11:00am
July 21, 2017
Clergy View: Somebody was thinking
If you are a Minnesota Twins fan over the age of 50, you might recognize the name Rich Rollins. Although he never made an All-Star squad, we...
July 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
July 6, 2017
Clergy View: True change comes from the inside out
I'm on vacation, and I don't do cartoons like Billy in the comic section Family Circus of the Dispatch. However, I'll share a brief true story that happened to a pastor friend years ago. His son was being very disruptive in his behavior. The boy was running in and out of the house...
July 6, 2017 - 8:40pm
June 30, 2017
Clergy View: Are you free?
The Fourth of July is a celebration of freedom for our country. We enjoy the benefits of freedoms that are ours because of the extraordinary...
June 30, 2017 - 11:30am
June 23, 2017
Clergy View: Love, Live, Laugh
We all want to "really" live, to have a full and meaningful life. Yet if we were honest, most would have to say that that desire seems out of reach. We think that if we "just won the lottery" or "had the right mate" or "that home on the lake" then... ahh, life as it was meant to be....
June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
June 15, 2017
Clergy View: The Triune God
Trinity Sunday ascribes to the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. A Bible text for Trinity Sunday is from the Miniature Gospel. In my article...
June 15, 2017 - 9:42pm
May 19, 2017
Clergy View: God is still speaking
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." (Isaiah...
May 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 12, 2017
Clergy View: God is at work
These past few days as I have enjoyed taking my two dogs outside in the morning and being greeted by the wonderful noise of the birds. The birds have been busy and loud! This is a great time of year. The birds are back, the grass is getting green, the trees are budding, the windows...
May 12, 2017 - 12:30pm
May 5, 2017
Clergy View: Spring to-do lists
I wonder if you are like me? Last fall I had a plan of all the things I wanted to accomplish outside before the first snowfall—clean the...
May 5, 2017 - 6:25am