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Northern Crossings

A Lutheran Mercy Blog from North Dakota and Northern Minnesota


The Party Line

  My grandmother and grandfather had one of these. When you wanted to call them you were connected to an individual who would ring you through to their line. I visited that person. She was a friend of my aunts, and she sat...

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Rev Jeff Walther R+I+P

Since we are about the connections up here in the North Country I share this – many of us in ND remember Lange from Alumni Relations at St. Paul October 27, 2020 Dear Friends in Christ – Co-workers in the Minnesota North...

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A Message from the ACELC

  Got this from these folks – I Guess False Doctrine Really Is Dangerous Recently I stumbled upon a video on Facebook. This video must be making the rounds, because pastors have shared it in two Facebook Groups of...

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Grace Beyond Understanding

I preached on Isaiah 45 last Sunday. It is the text where God claims Cyrus to be his “Messiah”. It is a fascinating concepr that God will use a pagan who hasn’t even been born yet to bring his people back to...

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Lester “Vernon” Seter R+I+P

Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil But everyone knew her as Nancy – Rocky Racoon by the Beatles. I never quite got what Paul McCartney was getting at with this line but I have started to see it in my own life...

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A Badge of Lost Innocense

Listening to the hearings on the nominated to the Supreme Court, as well as the political ads and all the information swirling around us, it is hard to believe some time is of the existence of government should be seen as one of...

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Blast from the Past

I had the privilege of playing “Fagin”  in our high school production of “Oliver”. There were 16 boys that played the Artful Dodger’s gang and so I had to spend a lot of time rehearsing with them....

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The Living Voice

Luther had a “living voice” of the Gospel concept that is fascinating.  No one loved the Bible more or studied it harder, but Preaching was for him a voice declaring and proclaiming in a living confrontation with a...

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Mercy Anniversary

On October 11, the day after tomorrow, there will be an interesting anniversary for our church body.  It is a part of a story of congregations getting together and forming associations to support hospitals and homes for...

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