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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


Church Growth Just In My Lifetime

  Stanley Hauerwas is no stranger to these pages.  He is a wonderful scholar and commentator with interesting positions on many things.  I thought this quote was stunning.  I have been thinking about the deep dive many are...

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In my last blog I said something to the effect that we hadn’t had huge amounts of snow.  Rev Fondow, the Minnesota North District President said that I needed to revise those remarks.  After this weekend consider them...

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  This blog started because North Dakota District LCMS and Minnesota North District partnered up to work with the Evangelical lutheran church in Kenya and the LCMS to build boarding schools for at risk children.  Then we...

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No Crime and No Sin

The idea that there is no sin is of course a wonderful demonic expression that the modern world has adopted with relish.  It is demonic because it has about it the hiss of the serpent in the garden and it is the cause of all the...

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Project 24 News

Beyond 24 Bible Camp  This last December our students who are entering secondary school in January joined our existing secondary students for a 2 day fun event at Project 24:  Lenkishon.  This annual event was a time for the...

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That Old Holiness Conundrum

It happens like clockwork that we have the Baptism of Jesus as a Sunday in Epiphany.  We get so used to it that we might miss some interesting and soul uplifting details. The reaction of human beings to the nearness of the...

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Earthquakes and Missions

I have been trying to lay out the issues that face Gospel proclamation and preaching in terms of politics.  There are grave and powerful  issues that face missionaries and mission that are political, and part of the roadblocks...

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