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To Shell and Back!

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Last week, Faith Lutheran sent four groups to the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota for a canoe trip. My group included me and my ten year old son, Phin. All he wanted to do was fish. We had a guide from Camp Vermilion and six 9th grade boys who are friends from confirmation and...

We’re All Entering A Grey Area.

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My family is on an epic adventure. We drove to Orlando and then to Washington, DC. Yes. Drove. My wife, Taryn, and our eight kids, in our modified Ford Transit van (it has a lift for our son, Oliver, who is in a wheelchair). I’m certain the kids will refer to this trip for years to come...

Losing Is Not An Option

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I see it written in obituaries all the time… that a loved one “lost a battle with cancer.” We’ve been culturally conditioned to see death as a loss and we’ve given cancer the power of victory. Dylan Marshall, at the age of 15, died from cancer earlier this...

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...