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Conflict-Averse Christians

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen All things being equal, I’d rather avoid conflict. If you asked me when pastoral ministry was most challenging, I would immediately think of times when the congregations I served were most [...]

Ensuring Church as a Safe Place

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

By Bishop Ann Svennungsen Healthy relationships matter. Human flourishing is irrevocably tied to the health of our relationships – with family, friends, co-workers, teachers, classmates. Healthy church relationships matter, too. Indeed, unhealthy church relationships can [...]

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It Doesn’t Take Much

September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

By Rev. Deb Stehlin On Sunday, I got to preach at St. Philip’s in Fridley. Between worship services, I was also able to take part in an educational forum. People of all ages showed up, [...]

Fear and Trembling

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

By Rev. Deb Stehlin My first 1:1 as a church planter was with Reggie. I heard his compelling story – and then I may have let it slip out that I was kind of terrified [...]

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