Happy Birthdays!

We flew to Buffalo and down to Luke and Annika’s to wish birthdays to Aksel, Annika, Pat and Kari — all at once! We had a wonderful time, and here are some pictures of Aksel’s favorite gift: golf clubs (and a book). [Read more...]

Acts and Mission 37

In Peter the church finds one who paved the path toward the Gentile mission. Paul gets all the credit, but Peter paved the way, and the speech is Acts 10 is breathtaking. On the next day he got up and set out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him. 10:24 The following day [Read More...]

The Dark Side of Bible Reading: by Jeremy Berg

Jeremy Berg is a youth pastor; he’s done some Friday is for Friends for us, but I wanted to get this one up today.  I have long been irritated by a common critique or complaint people have after listening to a biblical exposition of a passage.  This is especially true of teenagers after hearing their [Read More...]

God Hides in Plain Sight 2

How does our vocation fit into a life that is increasingly attentive to God’s presence and God’s work in this world? This is what Dean Nelson in God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World  asks in chp 1 of his book. Dean heard his life’s vocation through his Uncle [Read More...]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 6

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together was ahead of his time in Bible reading.  Or should I say that we are just now catching up to our past? In the “Day Together” chp Bonhoeffer urges daily Bible reading from beginning of the Bible to the end. Here are his words about entering into the Story of the [Read More...]


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