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Sisters and Brothers, My sweet girl has reached the age that she is afraid of things. In the last couple of months, every dark corner and loud noise is a...
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The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb visits St. John’s in 2014. Mitri is widely considered a leader of the Christian Palestinian movement. He was awarded the Olaf...
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Dear friends, Early voting opened this week in North Carolina, so I thought it’d be appropriate to tell you how to vote. Yeah, right. No doubt, voting in the US...
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Dear friends, I’m not sure what gives some people more courage than others, but it’s a character trait I’ve often envied. From the wide receiver who leaps for the perfect...
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My bees didn’t make it this year. Call it bad weather, bad luck, bad beekeeping, or maybe the vicious assault of neighboring mustached bees that were remarkably coordinated in their...
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Dear friends, In the next few weeks, we will bid farewell to Freya Obermuller, who has lived with us as an exchange student since last August. Freya, from Hamburg, Germany,...
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Four of our youth from the class of 2014. Carter, Rebecca, and Georgia had just finished presenting the sermon on Youth Sunday. Victor Pereira had just...
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Dear friends, I am always amazed at the changing of the seasons. You think that after thirty plus years, it would be all too familiar for me, but, then again,...
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Dear friends, I bet you and I disagree over gun control. In fact, I guarantee it. Whether you’re a gun rights advocate or a gun removal activist, there likely are...

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