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All Creatures Great and Small

“And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28b) The news informs us about the impact of disasters on the people in the path of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and fires. First responders arrive immediately to rescue people and their pets. Communities come together to start dealing with the resulting destruction. But humans aren’t the only creatures […]

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When Will We EVER Learn?

Where have all the flowers gone? Girls have picked them every one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? (Pete Seeger) I’ve just read a thread of Facebook posts offering empathy and encouragement to a woman whose father was a pastor. Sadly, in all her years of studying and serving the church as a pastor, he’s never accepted her as a colleague in the ministry. Why? Because she’s a she. In an […]

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The Church Universal

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20) When I travel I explore new congregations on Sunday mornings. At the recommendation of a friend, I found a gem on my recent Ohio visit. Peace Lutheran in Gahanna is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in central Ohio, having been founded in 1838. Only a couple of decades short of a 200th anniversary, this congregation is still going strong. […]

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Just A Little Bit More from Blue Ocotillo Publishing in Austin, Texas

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 7:21) Colleague and publishing friend Pastor T. Carlos Anderson started Blue Ocotillo Publishing three years ago to produce books that uplift the common good. He started with his own book, Just a Little Bit More. The title, based on a Rockefeller quote, examines the values behind the various economic theories that drive how we work and do business together. I am happy to announce he’ll be talking […]

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