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Ministry in Context

The unexpected turns

Life takes unexpected turns. We all know that, but it can still be unsettling when those turns involve

Not always easy, but good

It happened again. And I love it!

I received a beautiful articulated, deeply reflective communication

A few questions

I imagine you are busy about now. October calendars have a way of filling up fast for congregational servant

On keeping it simple

It may be an apocryphal story, but I have loved it for so long that I don’t care. The story goes

What we learn after we know it all

As I write this, there are 350 people (mostly pastors) who are spending three days on campus at Luther

The glories of sticking around

May 20, 2012. 3:00 p.m. Central Lutheran Church. Luther Seminary Commencement. 175 glowing graduates.

Dealing with God's plan

I was in a conversation with one of the ELCA synod bishops recently, and he began to reflect on various

Relaxing in the Easter pulpit

My first Easter sermon was long. It was very earnest. I was trying to explain the inexplicable and somehow

Living Lent

Lent. We are in the season of Lent, a time of reflection and preparation in the church year. But you know