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Author: Rev. Bernie Seter

Outside the Buddist Temple

The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune” or “well-being.” The motif (a hooked cross) appears to have first been used in Eurasia, as early as 7000 years ago, perhaps representing the...

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Fits of Love and Rage

I was sitting waiting for my flight at the Taoyuan Airport outside of Taipei and it is a gorgeous airport.  There are many things to see and do and it is a pretty large airport.  I was watching two young ladies who were so...

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Something on a Stick

So one of the big draws to the Minnesota State Fair is that you can get anything fried on a stick,  I think you can do that at the North Dakota State FAir as well I think.  Anyway this was on the street in Taipei at a very clean...

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“No Longer I But Christ”

I believe the name of this place was Hsinchu and here we visited the China Lutheran Seminary.  Their motto above is “No longer I but Christ”.  I take that to be from Galatians 2:20 – Here is a section of...

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Glee Grau and the Windows

  Back in January of 2018 we had a District Convention in Dickinson and I took the synod President to Redeemer Lutheran. On the visit to Redeemer and their children’s center I was suddenly reminded that Glee Grau made...

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