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Archive for October, 2014

If only….

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

If only members of my church understood the Biblical narrative…. If only the youth in my church engaged deeply in Bible study…. If only… It is so frustrating for those of us who love and follow Jesus and want our young friends and relatives to love and follow Jesus, too.  We read the dismal statistics […]

Resources for small churches

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

If you are in church work, you’ve probably seen enough depressing trend charts to last a lifetime!  I know I have.  Here is a chart from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research that shows that close to 60% of congregations have fewer than 100 members. http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/fastfacts/fast_facts.html#sizecong But, I know from personal experience that just because […]

Global Partners for Theological Education

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

If you read this blog, you know how proud I am of my colleagues across Augsburg Fortress.  Earlier this year, I wrote about my Fortress Press colleagues cleaning out decades worth of books that we no longer needed and donating them, in preparation to our move to our new office.  They partnered with the Theological […]



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