Category Archives: Observations on Society

Busy? Take a Sabbath

First Lutheran Church   Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas May, 2018 The saying goes, at least in these parts; don’t schedule anything during May, because everyone is too busy with graduations and weddings and Memorial Day and the start of … Continue reading

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That’s no Science Guy

PBS had an episode of POV the other night focusing on Bill Nye. Nye has had an interesting career.  In the 1990’s, he was the famed goofy science guy who did experiments, including throwing things off the roof of a … Continue reading

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Road trip!

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas April, 2018 There is an exciting opportunity going on this summer, and it is happening relatively close by.  The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will have on display some of the … Continue reading

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Requiem for a toy store

After a week of rumors, the news is now apparently official: Toys R Us will close all of its US stores, likely before the start of summer.  There is a sliver of hope that maybe some stores will be spared, … Continue reading

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Graham and American Preaching

Rev. Billy Graham now lies in honor at the US Capitol; a fitting tribute for the face of American Christianity for the past 50 years.  It is in fact hard to imagine any preacher alive today who will be afforded … Continue reading

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The great calendar irony of 2018

First Lutheran Church  Plainville, Kansas Peace Lutheran Church  Natoma, Kansas February, 2018 This is the year of the great calendar irony for Christians.  Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th, which is Valentine’s Day; and Easter Sunday falls on April 1st, which is … Continue reading

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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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