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August 26, 2017

What lovely late summer days we have been having. Not being a lover of heat and humidity, I give thanks for highs in the 70s. Two nights ago the low was in the 40s at our cabin in Wonder Lake.

These are days to savor fresh fruits and vegetables that are at their peak this time of year: melons, corn on the cob, tomatoes, to name a few.

I grew up in Colorado and to me nothing beats a peach fr...

August 25, 2017

Did he just say that? That racial slur? It’s time to take a stand. To take him aside and teach him that hateful comments coming from a prominent leader reinforce prejudice. To remind him that from our faith perspective, we will not allow statements that demean a person of another race, gender, or religion.

Did he just say that? Did Jesus just say that in Matthew 15:21-28? Did Jesus just ca...

August 11, 2017

Eat what is good, we hear in Isaiah.

Eat what’s good for you, our parents told us. We are barraged with reports of how to eat more healthily, how to lose weight, what to avoid, what to eat more of.

In a grocery store, we’re told to buy more of the fresh items around the perimeter and to stay away from the processed evil things in the middle. Reminds me of Michael Pollan’s famous seven-word...

August 11, 2017

My church has a famous icon of Mary and the Child in the nave. The intercessions each week conclude with thanksgiving for the saints—especially those to be observed in the coming week, yet Blessed Mary is named first. Here are six reasons devotion to Mary can enrich the spiritual and liturgical lives of Lutherans and other Protestants.

1. Mary has been honored by Christians through the age...

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