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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


Malignant Arrogance

Whatever you think of Geraldo Rivera he can come up with a nice turn of phrase.  He called Andrew McCabe guilty of “malignant arrogance”. There are many words that can be identified as a form of arrogance in the...

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A Wholesome Meditation

I spent a lot of time trying to explain “Redemption” in todays language and in the way we live in this culture and it is not always easy.  I talked to some of my friends over seas about the theological concept and...

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Congratulations Benard

Bob Wurl has been going over to Kenya and is one of the original Project 24 guys.  He has been up to the Matongo Seminary many times and reports on the progress there.  Matongo is going well and we have many visiting professors...

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What Day Is It?

Do you ever wonder why government gets into the business of declaring days and months to recognize stuff?  All governments declare them as do organizations like the United Nations and everyone who has an axe to grind or cause to...

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The Centrality of Christ

Friday was the commemoration of Philemon and Onesimus.  You can read Philemon is a few minutes.  It is the story of a runaway slave and his owner and Paul’s intercession between the two and wanting them to be friends and...

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Dealing with the Entity.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud...

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Quo Vadis Minnesota?

We started this blog because of the close connection we have with Minnesota North District of the LCMS and the crossing and recrossings of our life together.  I always thought that the connections break when we get to politics...

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Words, Words and More Words

I have been more and more fascinated with Greek suffixes lately for a variety of reasons that are not important to explain right now but it is a fun study.  We use Greek suffixes constantly and probably don’t even know it....

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Identity Politics Then and Now

Another great argument going on today.  Esquire magazine has a cover and an article about growing up a young white boy/young man in the USA when the left seems determined that white men and boys are toxic.  Old white Senators...

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Project 24 Progress and Forum

State of Project 24 Forum Project 24/Christ’s Care for Children-Kenya (CCC-K) is a church operated school-based boarding facility program for vulnerable children in Kenya, planting Gospel seeds through mercy and human care to...

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Another Wednesday Storm.

I am officially sick of winter and snow and the fact that almost every Wednesday which is “church night” thanks to the death grip the school systems have on the rest of the lives of our children, we have had...

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