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Our temptation: to trust sin more than we trust God

Let our focus this Lent be not on our sin but on God’s love, not on our death but on the life God promises to us, and to all people. For sin and death, and our preoccupation with both, pale in comparison to God’s promises of life and love for all.
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Loving our enemies – and our youth – for the sake of the Gospel

Lectionary 7 (Seventh Sunday after Epiphany)Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48Sunday, February 20, 2011 Lectionary 7 Year A 2011 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Last week’s Confirmation Class … Continue reading

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Choosing Church … or Vacation, or Soccer, or Work, or Family Time, or …

One of the most subtle yet significant learnings I picked up at the ELCA Youth Ministry Network's Extravaganza was a simple little law filled with love: Don't complain about parents who take their kids to (insert activity) instead of church. … Continue reading

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