THE NEW FORTY Remembering #316...
Three years ago today a five alarm fire destroyed the Galleria Apartments in Fargo. My sons lived in that apartment building in apartment 316. They lost their pets and everything they owned. In total,... Posted on 10/11/13 at 5:21 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Beijing: On a Day of Worship
Day two of my trek through China had me getting to know some lesser-known, but more personable aspects of China's capital, Beijing.
Having gotten in late the night before, I reserv... Posted on 6/30/12 at 7:57 AM
I have often heard people referred to as “Prayer Warriors.” These individuals are known for their dedication to prayer on behalf of the needs of others. They come from a long line within the Christian church.
Bill Maher Jr., television host and political satirist, once observed: “To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click ‘I agree.’”
When the Apostle Paul wrote his Letter to the Ephesians he split it neatly in half. The first three chapters deal with doctrine while the last three chapters discuss practice. His implication — understanding the faith should lead us to Christian behavior in our daily actions.
During the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Gen. John Sedgewick was rearranging his troops in anticipation of confronting the enemy. Eager Confederate soldiers took advantage of their maneuvers by firing occasional shots at Sedgewick’s troops, causing them to duck for cover as the bullets whistled past them.
Pilgrim Congregational Church explores the theme, “being a faith forming congregation” Sunday. Wade Zick, Minnesota Conference Associate Minister for Faith Formation, speaks at the 10 a.m. worship service and facilitates a discussion in the adult education hour following.
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