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By now I am almost certain that most of you know that this Sunday, August 17th will mark the beginning of a new time format for worship.  There have been articles in the newsletter and the bulletin insert in every issue for about two months.  The task force assigned to …

A Kansas Farm Boy

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I was ordained 20 years ago.  On that day there were many mentors, friends and family members who participated in the service.  My great friend, Doug Dornhecker, delivered a brilliant sermon, one that I read and reread at least once a year.  Dick Wing, my mentor and one of the …

Unchristian

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The church in the United States has an image problem. David Kinnaman, in his book, UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity and Why It Matters, explores the problems that Christianity is experiencing with the emerging generation of 16-29 year olds. He says they “reject Jesus because they …

Leave Fear Behind

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A few weeks ago in a sermon I said, “We are called to leave fear behind.”  Lara Schopp, our Director of Communications, sitting in the pews listening to the sermon, picked up on the line, “leave fear behind.”  She suggested that we use it more often.  I liked the idea …