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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


The Bosum of the Church

This week I have had two funerals and will have, by Sunday had five burials.  This is time of the year when the ground finally gives up the frost and burials of the folks that died during the winter can be interred.  Even though...

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Getting Ready for Ascension

Liturgical worship will soon focus on Christ’s ascension and session at the right hand of God the Father.  It is a bit more complicated than the child who came home from Sunday School and when asked what he had learned he...

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Luther on Parenthood

  But the greatest good in married life, that which makes all suffering and labor worth while, is that God grants offspring and commands that they be brought up to worship and serve Him. In all the world this is the noblest...

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History Lesson Part 2 –

    I have been told that I tend to drift away from objectivity when I talk about politics. I’m sure there is still the old hold over that preachers are supposed to stay out of the political realm or at least not take...

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A Message from Maher

Children’s stuffed animal zoo at Taoyuan International Airport Bill Maher (Mar)had a wonderful time showing folks what he really thought about us poor slobs out here in flyover country.  We know what the elites think about...

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