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Here and Again? On Rally Day and Brokenness

The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. (John … Continue reading

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In Honor of the Youth Minister on Rally Day

35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ 37The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. (John … Continue reading

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a reflection on fatherhood

Yesterday was my son’s birthday. He is eight. This day causes me to pause from thinking about youth ministry to reflect on fatherhood instead. My son’s name is Elijah Gabriel. I chose the name Elijah after taking Mark Throntveit’s Elijah/Elisha … Continue reading

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ELCA Youth Ministry Network’s Extravaganza

Most of what you read about the ELCA right now is dismal at best – decreasing membership, congregations withholding their usual benevolence to the ELCA, congregations leaving the ELCA, massive budget cuts, job cuts and serious restructuring. There are some … Continue reading

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