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evangelism20picAs disciples of Jesus Christ we are called to share our faith in Jesus with all people. In fact, our Lord and Savior Jesus said the following: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-19).  And, of course, there is the Lord Jesus’ famous fishing statement: (more…)

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Advent-Wreath-first-candle-Advent-Sunday“Rejubilation” is a word that I made up to describe what the Advent Season and Christmastime are all about. The four weeks of Advent before Christmas and the twelve days of Christmastime are all about rejuvenating our Christian joy each year. So, we can use the word “rejubilation” to best describe the annual rejuvenation of the joy of Christ within us. (more…)

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Christian-Fish-2015081Bishop Johnson, the national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCC), recently stated the following: “We human beings are a weird mix of both desiring and resisting change… God is calling us to a new thing, a new way of being Church. The hard part is that we don’t know what this new thing is yet.” (more…)

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1970Many Christians today were raised in a church environment that called for them to simply grease the wheels of the institution as best they could and everything would tend to move along nicely. (more…)

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On our summer vacation last month, my family and I visited Door County, WI. It’s a large and beautiful peninsula jutting out into the great inland sea called Lake Michigan (our world’s 4th largest lake by volume and 5th largest by surface area). And I learned that the name “Door” for Door County comes from the name “Death’s Door,” and it refers to the treacherous currents and sudden rough seas that are common in the large channel of water connecting the great Green Bay with the rest of Lake Michigan. In fact, there are lots of old shipwrecks (more…)

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Almighty and wonderful God, we are thankful for your all-pervading, all-encompassing, eternal Presence within and beyond us.

One God of all, our thanks and praise belong to you, because you are the source and ground of all being.  In you we live, move and have our being, O Lord!  (more…)

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