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Monthly Archive: February 2016


The Importance of Place

The Importance of Place: A Reflection On Buildings A few months ago, you may have heard me mention that New Life Community Church (a.k.a. the Theater Church) bought the old First United Methodist church building! The discussion we had at the October Ministerium meeting was rich with questions about the issue of “the importance of place”. The […]


What Does it Mean to Be Evangelical?

What’s in a name? This came up recently in congregational council, over our tendency to occasionally “lose” the word evangelical when we refer to the name of our church, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. I was reminded of it again while reading Shane Claiborne’s book, Irresistible Revolution, when he reminded us of the Greek roots […]