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Bridge Builders

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About a month ago, one of the newer members to Old Guys, our men’s Bible Study at Faith Lutheran asked for help. Deacon Steve Arnold was praying for ways that he could respond to another crisis facing our world. He had a solution but wanted our guidance whether to move forward. He wanted...

Ukraine: What Does God Have to Do With It?

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As Russian forces continue to slaughter innocent Ukrainians, the stories and images are disturbing. I yearn for understanding. Why? Why would Russian President Vladimir Putin commit to this invasion as the world watches? With oil prices higher than ever in US history, we see the consequences...

Who owns the truth?

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In the depths of another cold Minnesota winter, a topic of curiosity emerged from our Bible studies at Faith Lutheran. Who wrote the Bible and who decided what went into it? I offered to lead a book study of “Who wrote the Bible?” by biblical scholar of Jewish studies, Richard...

Book Study: What Is the Bible?

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What is the Bible and why does an ancient story transform our lives today? Join a book study to read Rob Bell's "What is the Bible?" on Friday, March 25th at 1:30 at Faith (and Zoom). Order online or call the office at 651-464-3323 to reserve a copy. Anyone is welcome to this new book study...

When Everything Changed

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Lent 2016, I began my call at Faith Lutheran Church. Fueled with coffee and riding on the excitement of the congregation to move forward, this was a memorable time! Arriving in Lent was a blessing because Wednesday services brought people into the church frequently as I got to know you and we...

Word and Wordle

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If you are on social media, you need no introduction to Wordle. It’s a word game combining hangman and Scrabble to identify a word of the day. You get 6 guesses. Every time you guess, you learn if you have correct letters and if they’re in the right spot. The brilliance of the game...

It's all Greek to me

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At Christmas, we remember that the Alpha and Omega, Jesus, who was in the beginning (alpha) and in the end (omega), was born in a small middle east town south of Jerusalem. Bethlehem. Speaking of Greek letters, when I was in seminary, I learned to read the gospels (the good news of Jesus) in...

From Seedtime to Harvest

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Elon Musk made news recently for a Twitter conversation about world hunger. Musk, with a net worth of approximately $288 billion (yes, billion with a b), responded to a call from the United Nations food program director David Beasley to the world’s billionaires to step up to fight against...

Tiny Houses at the Church

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On Saturday, members from Faith went to Woodland Hills Church to help with the construction of a tiny house for a "missional" that will go in a future Sacred Settlement. Faith continues to provide leadership in this important and innovative solution for housing to the chronically...

Circle of Welcome

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In 2005, I lived in Uzbekistan for 4 months with my newlywed, Taryn, as Peace Corps volunteers.  The first thing I learned in my Uzbek language class was how to tell the driver to stop the marshrutka, an unofficial taxi van that transported me to the next village over. If I didn’t...