Let down your nets

I wonder what Simon, a professional fisherman, thought when he received this command from Jesus. Was he inspired and eager? Or petulant and cynical? He was probably tired from working all night. He might have been discouraged and sad that he didn’t catch anything. 

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Brian Flatgard
Las Vegas: One Year Later

In this past year since the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1st, I have had time to process and reflect on those events and the time that I spent with the chaplains, some staff, and others who knew victims of the shooting, and who dealt with the overwhelming numbers of wounded and dying.

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Separated Children

Lutherans and other Christians throughout this nation and the world are deeply troubled by the images of children, including infants and the very young, being separated from their mothers and fathers at the border.

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To pray for my people

For the Prayers of Intercession in worship, I am convinced that a good form of that prayer is shaped like an hour glass - wide at the top and bottom and narrow in the middle. By that I mean the prayer begins with thanksgiving for the life and long tradition of the whole church.

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Time of Testing

Paul, on his final journey to Jerusalem, stopped to visit the leaders of the Church at Ephesus. He reminded them that "we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'."

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