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Surveyed to Life

Posted by Rob McClellan on

Years ago, when in a position of giving feedback, difficult feedback in this case, I was taken by how the recipient replied with such open-hearted gratitude, quoting Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.” Thank you for...

Another "and"

Posted by Rob McClellan on

Another “and” Our young people have lead us in ways they should never have to, and yet thank God they have.  I pray for the kind of courage the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have displayed in grieving and in speaking out for justice. ...

Repent

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Yesterday, the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday.  Lent is the 40-day season prior to Easter when Christians are encouraged to examine our lives and repent.  Repent simply means “to turn,” so during Lent we consider how we might turn away from that which separates us...

S___hole Countries

Posted by Rob McClellan on

The lectionary gospel reading for this coming Sunday comes from John 1. In it, Philip says to Nathanael, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael responds pointedly, dismissively, offensively, “Can...

A Day in Santa Rosa

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Recently I had the opportunity to work in Santa Rosa for a day with the Salvation Army as part of their “Emotional and Spiritual Care Team.” I left my house before the sun rose to report at 7:00am to the Santa Rosa Salvation Army headquarters. There, I joined several other pastors...