Category Archives: Observations on Society

How awkward is this?

Thanksgiving Eve – Deuteronomy 8:1-10 Tonight is perhaps the strangest service that finds its way onto the church calendar each and every November.  In some ways, it is the equivalent of having church on the Fourth of July, or Memorial … Continue reading

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Summer reading

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas September, 2017 I just finished reading Giving It All Away and Getting It all Back Again by David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby.  In the book, he recounts his humble … Continue reading

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The best thing that could happen on Monday

On Monday, August 21, 2017, much of America will experience a Solar Eclipse, with a large section of the county experiencing a total eclipse, or near total eclipse. As with all things, there is much speculation that this eclipse marks … Continue reading

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The curiosity of Mormons

The American Southwest is Mormon country.  Or at least that is what it seemed to be in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.  For on a recent vacation, whether by luck or by irony, we found ourselves encountering Mormons in … Continue reading

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Greetings from America

My grandparents visited in one way or another, all 50 states.  Alaska was the last one, and they took a cruise on what was one of their last big trips together. Of course, not every trip was the big deal … Continue reading

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A city of idols

Easter 6  Acts 17:16-31 Paul, standing in the middle of Athens, notices that the city is full of idols; which is about as profound an observation as saying that you went into a bar and noticed a lot of people … Continue reading

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Who do you want for a pastor?

Recently, my wife and I have been hooked on a BBC drama called Father Brown which ran for several years, and is now on Netflix.  The series is based off of short stories of the same name by GK Chesterton.  … Continue reading

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