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Falling into Forgiveness

Falling into Forgiveness

It was a random text on a Sunday night. “Hey, could we grab coffee tomorrow?” “Sure. What’s up?” “I just want to talk.” “Ok.” I wasn’t ready for the conversation, but it was one I had played over in my head many times (some with trained professionals). More than 30...
Language of God

Language of God

Siblings in Christ, Pastor Peter and I recently spent a couple of days with our bishop and colleagues from the Saint Paul Area Synod. We worshipped, received updates on the synod and learned from Dr. Eric Barreto, a professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary....
Holy DIscomfort

Holy DIscomfort

If I wasn’t a pastor, I probably would have ended up doing some combination of teaching English and coaching basketball.In college, I had the opportunity to help coach a number of church league boys’ basketball teams.I would drive around North Minneapolis picking up...
Language of God

God is So Much More

Brothers and sisters, siblings in Christ, This time of year, every month has something to look forward to: back to school, TrinityFEST, Reformation, Halloween, All Saints, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year. This is Ted’s and my third autumn in the Valley, and we...