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I suppose it’s possible.

I suppose it’s possible.

Update: It’s looking less and less possible. “Police officer charged in fatal shooting of Philando Castile; County attorney: Yanez was not justified in his use of deadly force.” After my spouse and I heard Philando Castile was killed last night, we were sad. After we watched the aftermath video, we were outraged. After I watched … Continue reading

A Christmas Eve Invitation.

A Christmas Eve Invitation.

If you’re in the area and you don’t have a church home for Christmas Eve, I invite you to Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. There are worship services at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, and 11:00pm. All of them have different focuses you can learn more about, be sure you check the website to learn about … Continue reading

Who Is My Edina Neighbor?

Who Is My Edina Neighbor?

“Who is my neighbor?” It’s an eternal question and we don’t always like the answer because it can be challenging. Our neighbor could include the stranger, the broken, the enemy. But maybe that relationship is precisely the one that could surprise us the most. Last night I spent nearly five hours at the City Hall … Continue reading

LYFE Camp 2014 Day 2 | Why Practice?

LYFE Camp 2014 Day 2 | Why Practice?

Today was our first full day of LYFE Camp, Dear Reader, and what a full day it was! Rather than give you the play by play, I think I’ll toss out a few highlights of the day, putting them into chronological order. Morning Worship services are created and led by Senior Counselors (SCs) while evening … Continue reading

LYFE Camp 2014 Day 1 | The Campers Are Here!

LYFE Camp 2014 Day 1 | The Campers Are Here!

What can I say but our first day went off without a hitch! Counselors worked hard all morning preparing for campers’ arrival. We did some teambuilding exercises, boundary and safety training, and got all the worship, cabin, and group gathering places ready to go. Turned out a few buses and a handful of families arrived … Continue reading

Pay Attention to the Public Ten.

Pay Attention to the Public Ten.

Last week I made my first blog post in a long while (yeah, yeah, I know) about why I am ignoring the allegedly “more than eight” pastors and theologians who call for an “amicable separation” within the United Methodist Church over differences of understanding human sexuality. This week is a new story, a new companion … Continue reading

Ignore the Anonymous Eighty.

Ignore the Anonymous Eighty.

“More than eighty pastors and theologians” do not deserve my attention. That’s whom has allegedly signed to / crafted / believe in a press release calling for an “amicable separation” within the United Methodist Church over differences of understanding human sexuality. You’ll note I didn’t link to the press release and soon you’ll realize why. … Continue reading