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Beers, Hymns, Community Together

Last night we hosted our first Beers and Hymns at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City.  This was by no means an original idea as other churches and bodies have done this in various places across the country and even … Continue reading

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A Week in this Life

Recently, Clint Schnekloth posted the challenge to clergy colleagues to blog their week.  I decided that this week would be just as good as any to document and think about what goes on in this vocation as well as in … Continue reading

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We wait with hope

Fractured.      Broken.  Unfair.      Painful.      Sad.  Depressed.      Isolated.      Lonely.   The above are just some of the words that have been spoken to me in the last week by people I … Continue reading

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belong

We need to belong.  Sure, on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs it is not at the top of the list or at the bottom as one of the most fundamental needs we have- but we need to belong. One of the … Continue reading

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Church: Time to Wake Up!

Church, do we have a problem?  Or rather, people- does the church have a problem?  I recently was blessed to be able to attend a retreat for the Deans in our Synod with the bishop and his staff.  I found … Continue reading

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Unexpected Moments of Grace

Today was a day full of grace upon grace. Looking back now, it is easy for me to see it but in the moments of the day it was anything but grace-filled from my position and perception.  The reality is- … Continue reading

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Dust…it’s all dust

“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return” Dust, it’s all dust.  I have been reciting the words above pretty much nonstop in my head since yesterday morning.  I heard that a young man about my age whose … Continue reading

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