One Soul

His property was only a block from the northern Minnesota elementary school named Churchill and catty-cornered from my home. I don’t remember the man’s name. I only recall a vague image. Thin. Gaunt. Dark. Sad. Angry. Addled. Many children passed his property on the walk home. Many, when they walked

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Living in the Resurrection Hope

“He is not here; for He is risen as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matt 28: 6.  The tomb is empty! Lent, Holy Week and Easter are the highlights of the Church year in the Ethio-Eritrean Christian communities; the pageantries, worship processions and devotional lives

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One Unified Ministry: How Redeemer Austin Repeatedly Commits to Its Community 

When Redeemer Lutheran in Austin opened its new 15,000-square-foot cafetorium late last year, it was just the latest physical manifestation of a grand spiritual vision. Redeemer’s church and school for decades have worked in concert to bring Jesus’ love to their rapidly changing north Austin neighborhood. The new facility simply

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Mystery Gift

When local churches determine to serve their surrounding communities, it’s not always clear whether their efforts are truly making a difference. So they continue to extend themselves in love, uplifted by the example and command of Jesus: “So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do,

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Sharing the Gospel Online

God is good! When we began a new ministry called Salem Church Online 20 months ago, we didn’t know what to expect. We trusted that God would use the technology to change lives, but what that looked like was anyone’s guess. Now, several months later, we have a Facebook group

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Come As You Are

The Dwelling, a church where you can “come as you are.” The Dwelling’s dress code? “Wear some clothes!” Cool tattoos? “This church thinks they’re awesome!” Whether it’s what you’re wearing, whatever the color of your skin, or what you see as your identity, The Dwelling really is a church where

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