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So far Bob Hulteen has created 70 blog entries.

‘No other gods’

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen I was privileged to meet Drew Hart, religion professor at Messiah College, when I sat next to him at dinner last Tuesday before his lecture at Luther Seminary. Impressed with his grace and approachability, I wasn’t exactly expecting the challenge his lecture would bring. Oh, his words came with that same [...]

Home field advantage

By Pastor John Hulden Pictures tell stories. Take a look at this photograph (on the right) from May 1919. These are St. Olaf College students, canoeing down the Cannon River to Red Wing, Minnesota, to attend ... (take a deep breath and say out loud): “The First National Convention of the Young People’s Luther League [...]

“Dear God, thank you for today”

By Emilie Bouvier These days as I settle back into life in Minneapolis, I’ve been sharing a roof not only with two very close friends, but also their two amazing toddlers. Antalya, who is 4, and her little sister Aurelia are the dearest kiddos in my life and an absolute hoot to call housemates. Yes, [...]

2020-01-07T13:53:44-06:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Jump in

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen How did Joseph do it? Where did he find the courage? We focus a lot on the courage of Mary, but what about Joseph? Engaged, but not living with Mary, he discovers that she’s pregnant. And the child isn’t his. Whoa, … Joseph was an upright Jew. And so was Mary. [...]

Well, that’s absurd

By Bob Hulteen We work together so that all experience gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community and live in just and healthy neighborhoods. Yep, if you’ve been to any synod event with Bishop Ann in the last five years, you’ve probably recited the synod’s mission statement. She has been able to drill this aspirational statement [...]

Our new religion

By Pastor Craig Pederson I’m writing this blog near the end of another Black Friday weekend, which seems to get more “biblical” every year. By that I mean that the seven days it took for God to create the heavens and the earth don’t really align with our chronological understanding of a “day.” Likewise, Black [...]

2019-12-03T18:57:20-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Abide with me

By Pastor Deb Stehlin For several months (yes, months!) Pastor Jorge Espinoza has been abiding at a mobile home park in Chaska. With others, he organized a summer soccer league, put on a day camp, and tutors children. After months of gentle, loving presence, a man attending an event Pastor Jorge organized with residents asked [...]

The mystery of faiths

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen A couple in Chicago recently told me about their practice when visiting dear friends who are Jewish. “When we’re in their home, we’re invited into the prayers of their faith. When they visit our home, we invite them into the prayers of our Christian faith. We’ve found it to be both [...]

Football: It isn’t fair

By Pastor John Hulden Are you tired of hearing and reading and talking about the demise of the church? Well, let’s talk about football instead. I like watching football. I’ve never played it — well, I guess I played a couple games of flag football at seminary. I’m also in two fantasy football leagues. One [...]