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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    Why does Jesus need disciples? I mean, look at them! Throughout the story, they show a complete lack of understanding of his mission, they fail at multiple turns, and eventually they abandon him to die on a cross alone. So I ask you, why would Jesus (the Son of God–the...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    At the synod assembly on June 7-8 in Minot, Rev. Phil Hirsch, executive director of the ELCA Domestic Missions unit, was one of the leaders of our annual gathering of about 175 congregations from across the western half of North Dakota. He named the challenges the ELCA...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2019

    If you have 18 minutes to spare today, go check out Chimamanda Adichie's Ted Talk on "The Danger of a Single Story." Just Google it (or click on the link). In her talk, Chimamanda speaks about the pervasive "single stories" we tell about Africa. Africa is poor. Africa ...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    When it come s to New Year’s resolutions, I am rock star. The end of each December means a brand new start is around the corner and my palms sweat with excitement over the possibilities! What new goal can I work toward? What new promise to myself can I make? I am promi...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Jesus talked a lot about kids. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all remember times when Jesus invited children to be part of his lessons about faith and the Kingdom of God. That doesn't seem like such a big deal today. Today, when we think about kids we think about their potent...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 01 August 2018

    Since its first edition on Sept. 1, 1923, St. John’s Messenger has kept people connected to St. John month after month. The newsletter has delivered words about upcoming and previous events. It has shared the names of those who were welcomed into the congregation, anno...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    This month, your pastors wanted you to hear a different voice on the front page. These words were written earlier this year by our Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton: In 2017, we observed the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 500 years, Lutheranism has grown into...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 25 May 2018

    Have you ever wondered about your “digital footprint”? Th at’s wh at you dis cover if you google your own name. In seconds, you find text, images, or video somehow connected to you. Googling the name of a pastor is interesting because our names are often in print in co...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 24 April 2018

    You’re probably thinking, “duh” because at this point, it’s the worst kept secret in Dickinson, but I figured I’d make it official by finally putting it in writing. Last summer, on my birthday, I proposed to my longtime girlfriend, Becca Simonds. For those of you who d...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 27 March 2018

    “Imagination: Open Eyes...Burning Hearts...” is the theme for the Western North Dakota Synod Assembly on June 1-2 (see page 8 for details). At this assembly, it will be an honor for me to serve as chaplain, which includes leading prayers and participating in worship. (...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 23 February 2018

    Last month, I was honored when my friend, Lisa, invited me to preach at her ordination. It was a fantastic experience as nearly all ordinations are. There is nothing quite like how the church celebrates when it welcomes a new pastor into the fold! In my sermon, I remin...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Friday, 26 January 2018

    Moving to Dickinson 11 years ago meant leaving my doctor. I thought the world of Dr. Johnson, my doctor throughout my first pregnancy and birth and for the first few months of my second pregnancy until we moved. Not only would I miss my doctor in Coon Rapids, Minnesota...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 15 January 2018

    This may seem like a strange title for a pastor’s front-page newsletter article. Of course Christ matters! You are reading a church newsletter after all! But many are wondering these days, “does Christ matter?” Christmas has ended. The decorations have come down. Our a...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    The question that might concern a church if we worry about the 100+ lit and moving candles on the night of Christmas Eve. It is a concern of fire inspectors whose job is to identify fire risk. Clearly, so many candles held by every age in such close quarters is a risk!...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    That’s what Lutherans are asking themselves all around the globe. Now that October 31st has come and gone and all our 500th anniversary of the Reformation celebrations are over, now what? It seems to me that we have three options. The first is to forget about it and mo...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    As soon as the words left my mouth, I wanted to reel them back in. My family was wa lking on a trai l at Schnell Recreation Area, enjoying a beautiful Sunday in September. Well…that is not entirely true. Most of us were enjoying the day. There might have been one young...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017

    By the time you read this article, August 21st will have already come and gone, gifting humanity with t he m ost beloved phenomena our sky has to offer: a total solar eclipse! The moon wedged its way between our life-giving star and us. For those who stayed in Dickinso...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Monday, 24 July 2017

    “Wow! This is the best chocolate milk I have ever tasted. It is so delicious! Would you share your recipe?” I was perhaps nine years old and thought I was pretty clever to add chocolate milk as a second beverage selection at my lemonade stand. My “recipe” consisted of ...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1 On a Fourth of July a few years back, Becca and I went backpacking. We didn’t have any exciting plans for the 4th, so we decided we would hike to a...

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  • Pastor's Blog Created on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    Summer vacation has arrived! At our house, that means a three-month break from before-school franticness. These routine questions can be packed up for the summer: “Did you do your homework?” “How did you forget to do your homework?” “Where are your winter gloves and ha...

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Dickinson, ND 58601

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