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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Blast From The Past

I was doing some research on something completely different when I came across one of my old quarterlies from 1955.  There was an article about the film that was made in 1953 about Luther  which was wildly popular and became...

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Living With Absurdity

Habakkuk 2:19 English Standard Version 19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake; to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in it. I find it...

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The Little Yapping Dog

Sundays Old Testament lesson was about Joseph reconciling with his murderous hateful brothers when they came to Egypt where they sold him into slavery.  This painting shows the creepy nasty  brothers telling their ailing Father...

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Pauline Psalms

  I have never understood exactly how the beautiful pictures overlaid by these snippets from the Scriptures fit together, but I do enjoy them. This section of Psalm 143 is priceless.  Luther said of Psalms in general...

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Never Forget

 I still remember where I was going and what I was doing on 911.   I was traveling to Fargo to visit with Bill Sharpe about Lutheran Church extension. Announcement came on the radio that a small plane that a “small...

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A Theological Duty

  When the body of Christ seeks to do mission and ministry and acts of mercy in the world, it finds out very quickly that it is confronted with all kinds of issues from the world itself, from its own organizational...

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Ripped from the Headlines

GOOD government is one of the most precious temporal gifts God gives to a people, while a vicious, corrupt, and incompetent government may become the greatest curse. Every citizen is therefore vitally interested in the...

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Interest in Good Government

GOOD government is one of the most precious temporal gifts God gives to a people, while a vicious, corrupt, and in-competent government may become the greatest curse. Every citizen is therefore vitally interested in the...

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Project 24 Facebook

    Hello! As promised, I am very happy and excited to share our Facebook Page, “Project 24 – Kenya”! The official launch date is tomorrow September 1st, but you can get to it now. This page will offer even greater...

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Harvesting Thoughts

      “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”— John iv. 35. Here is another Julie...

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Thoughts on Harvest

  When I need a little pick me up I sometime read a little bit of a Charles Spurgeon sermon.  He is nothing if not exciting and can be challenging too.  I received this picture from Julie Byron and stunned by the beauty I...

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