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The State of the Conference is Good!

I paid attention when Cameron (Trimble) was speaking, because I found many touch points, many points of affirmation for the kind of ministry I have striven to share with you during the time I have been together with you. I have images that I have offered to you that have

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American or Christian?

American or Christian? The recent controversy over the confederate flag reminded me of a more personal debate about an American flag in the sanctuary of the church.  (along with the related issue of the Christian flag). The flags were already a fixture when I was called as pastor. I ignored

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Organic Planning & Coming Alive!

Last week, I completed my Conference Minister Self-Assessment, part of the bi-annual Conference Minister Review included in my Terms of Call. As I began the document, I was inspired by a couple of Facebook quotes that reminded me of statements I made in my ministerial profile when I was called to

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A Personal Note…

This August, I completed my sabbatical time with an extended visit with our new granddaughter in Faribault, MN (45 minutes south of the Twin Cities). Julie Rose Penn Inman was born on the 4th of July! We were also visiting with our daughter and son-in-law during that birth week, and

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A Personal Note…

My last piece of sabbatical is scheduled from August 7th to September 4th. I’ll be in the office for just a few days, before leaving on a trip to Israel, to hear how Israelis and their supporters defend their occupation of the West Bank. I’ve extended my time in Israel

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