Category Archives: Christian community

World Communion, 2017

Sunday, October 1, is World Communion Sunday on many church calendars.  It is a reminder that the Body of Christ (the Church) is much bigger than our local assemblies, our denominations, our nationalities.  The Church is everyone who believes in Christ … Continue reading

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The Right Church

I grew up as the son of a Baptist minister, so most of my early days were spent in Baptist churches.  I naturally assumed that we must be the “right” church and all the others were the “wrong” churches.  I … Continue reading

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Is the Pope Catholic?

Is there anybody who did not know that Pope Francis just visited the USA?  It seems like that was all we saw on the news.  CNN morphed from the Cable News Network to Catholic News Network.  And others were all … Continue reading

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Forgiveness for All?

As a guest preacher some time ago, I was preaching about lepers who were cleansed by Jesus.  As part of that sermon, I shared how leprosy not only involved a physical disease, it also resulted in social isolation for those … Continue reading

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More Unsung Heroes

Recently, I have been thinking about a wonderful couple that played a big part in my early college years:  Art and Betty Stapp.  I went to a small college (Bethel College, St. Paul, MN) affiliated with what  was then called … Continue reading

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World Communion

Sunday, October 6, is World Communion Sunday on many church calendars.  It is a reminder that the Body of Christ (the Church) is much bigger than our local assemblies, our denominations, our nationalities.  The Church is everyone who believes in Christ … Continue reading

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Testing

1978 started out as a difficult year for me.  It ended much more positively.  In the spring, my eight year marriage came to an end.  My wife moved out and in with her girlfriend.  Then she moved 600 miles away.  … Continue reading

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Community

The television news this week has been full of scenes of the winter storm that brought deep snow to much of the country.  It reminded me of an experience I had several years ago. In December, 1996, I was finishing the third year of … Continue reading

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