I just want to start this post with a simple idea: place matters. Where you live matters in significant ways. For starters, just take a moment to think about your answers to these questions: What do your neighbors look like? When was the area you live in built? Who moved there? When? Why? Who didn’t move there? […]Read more "Place Matters, or, why you might not “get” that Some Deaths Demand Protest"
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Today I went to the beach by myself. I am always surprised that freshwater lakes can have decent beaches. I got home from work about 3:45pm, then changed, packed, and biked down to the lake. I promptly got in the water, and was probably swimming-floating, etc., for about 20 or 30…
Last night was the 13th annual Redeemer Block Party: an end-of-summer celebration of all the ministries, programs, and partnerships we enjoy together. Each year, over 600 people from the church, the Harrison neighborhood, North Minneapolis organizations, and partner congregations participate in the ministries and programs offered through the church and Redeemer Center for Life, and […]Read more "Walking the Walk Report: Redeemer Block Party 2015"
The following is a sermon from Sunday, July 5th by Vicar Lamar Bailey at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Lamar is finishing up his internship at Redeemer before returning to Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg for a final year of studies. Here, we consider how God might be active in the world, throwing out old operating […]Read more "iOS God: a sermon from Lamar Bailey"
The following is a timely, challenging, wonderful sermon given by Babette Chatman at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Babette has been an important voice in my life for around 15 years. I’m so grateful for her, for her courage, for her honesty, and leadership, especially around challenging ideas and during difficult moments. These past few […]Read more "Let’s Be Fair: a Sermon from Babette Chatman"
Big questions about church, God, and the Very Real Things happening in the world. Entry points into conversation about the Very Real Things happening in the world. Invitation into deeper dialogue and action related to the Very Real Things happening in the world. Last night was pretty special. It was the first weekly high school […]Read more "Straight from the Lips of Young People:"
This Sunday demands a sermon in every church on “Black Lives Matter” from pastors of all creeds, races, and political orientations. Frankly, I think if a member of the clergy avoids the topic, they do so intentionally, and out of cowardice. Have no fear, little flock, have no fear, little flock For the Father will […]Read more "The Call For White Clergy to Preach “Black Lives Matter.”"