Children’s Message Idea for Luke 7:1-10

This story provides the opportunity to talk with children about authority and power. Who holds power? What kind of power does Jesus possess? At the beginning of your message, show the children an example of power and authority. You could lift your hands (in a gesture directing the congregation to stand) and/or ask the congregation …

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My past week has been filled with thoughtful and impactful reads around the internet. Here's a few: Don't miss this 3-part series on rising from poverty in the Star Tribune. Powerful reflections on friendship and the end of life...which led me to beautiful writing collections on growing older. Parker Palmer's moving essay: On the Brink …

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What I’ve Been Reading and Watching (Sabbatical Style)

Here are a few recommendations for great books I've read and movies I've watched. Most of them tie into my sabbatical water theme from last summer (or I read them while on sabbatical). Sabbatical reads: Let Your Life Speak (Palmer): I read this in seminary and happened to re-read it during my silent retreat in …

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