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Embracing Disagreement and Difference

Recently on NPR’s All Things Considered I heard Ari Shapiro interview a couple of journalists.  Right near the…

Good News for the Whole Creation

 “And Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole…

Taking Action for Gaza

The war in Gaza between the Israeli military and Hamas goes on, now for over four months.  The…

An Alternative to War

This year I spent part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday reading his speeches and thinking about…

Peacebuilding

Although three years have passed since the January 6th insurrection at our nation’s Capitol, the threat of political…

Unto to Us a Child is Born

As I was pulling out the decorations for Christmas this year, I came across a small box that…

The Way of Peace

We are entering into the Advent season, a time to welcome into our lives more fully the presence…

The Way of Violence and the Path to Peace

Along with much of the world, I have been horrified by the brutal violence that has erupted in…

Local Community People Doing Their Part

This past Saturday I attended the KC Climate Summit, an annual event that tracks the progress being made…

Doing Our Part

Several years ago, as we were driving on a major highway through the Minneapolis area on a vacation…

Freedom

For freedom, Christ has set us free… For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do…

Zacchaeus – Repentance and Reparations

Zacchaeus – Repentance and Reparations Luke 19: 1-10 The story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19 is a familiar…

Sun and Wind

Each morning when I step outside I encounter two wondrous aspects of God’s creation – the sun and…

Creation Care and Climate Crisis Survey

Each morning I experience a resurgence of hope and wellbeing as I walk around our yard and notice…

Two Processionals, Two Ways

In churches across the country, Palm Sunday was celebrated with a processional of children and adults waving palm…

What do a mustard seed and a coffee mug have in common?

He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It…