The Seventh Sunday of Easter

The festival of the Ascension is one of those lesser known Christian festivals possibly because it hasn’t been given a public holiday to help with its promotion. The ascension itself – Jesus going into heaven – doesn’t lend itself to easy marketing because it…

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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

‘Huh!’ I hadn’t exactly heard that before. I was at the ELCE’s Pastors’ Study Week and, as you can imagine, the general discussion was about God, faith, Christian discipleship and living – the things pastors might be expected to discuss and study and learn 😉 –…

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The Third Sunday of Easter

I’m still with the solar eclipse from earlier this week. As I mentioned on Ascension’s Facebook such astronomical phenomena remind us viscerally that we exist in the vastness of a universe. We usually have no sense that we are the ones spinning on a…

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Palm Sunday

Even after all these years here, I still occasionally get the quizzical look because something is unexpected. Occasionally it is that I’m Lutheran. (What’s that?) More often it is because of my accent. (I repeat that I don’t have an accent 😉 – well,…

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