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FAITH

Faith that breeds religion, at its core, should be alive and dynamic, aware and humble, yet courageous and authentic.

A common definition of faith is “trust in that which you cannot see.” And I think that is pretty good as far as it goes. However, knowing what you trust in is crucial. If it’s the Architect…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on May 28, 2015 at 3:30pm

INTROVERTED OR EXTROVERTED (and Pentecost)

One of the retired pastors in our weekly study group mused with us today how the typical emphasis of the Holy Spirit’s lead is in what they sense is extroverted witness in the world. Then they followed up with “But, supposedly only 50% of people are extroverts by nature.” Does that scare people off?

The coming…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on May 19, 2015 at 12:42pm

SEEKING VENGEANCE

As I changed out the marquee in front of the church this afternoon a passerby commented “Changing out the sign, uh?” I responded “Yup!” To which I received the response “Good! I was having a hard time with it.” I asked why, but the man just kept walking away.

God is love, not vengeance. This was the theme of the…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on May 14, 2015 at 2:55pm

GOD WITH US

If you ever decide to read about Abraham in the bible’s book of Genesis hold on; you’re in for a novel-length story with many chapters, twists and turns!

What I love about the overall story is how this guy grows in faith; his life and understanding for God developing in a give-and-take fashion:…

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Posted by Rev. Andrew H. Borden on May 13, 2015 at 12:49pm

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ONGOING REFORM-ATION

October 26th Worship…Continue

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Oct 23, 2014.

Humbleness

The tensions in our world include the possibility of hostage taking. Recently journalists were released who were simply trying to objectively provide reporting on conditions that needed a wider world…Continue

Tags: patience, ELCA, love, grace

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jun 9, 2011.

The meltdown...

So, when I got to church early this morning I noticed a strange odor coming from the chapel area and my office (on the other side of the wall). I checked out both areas and nothing really seemed…Continue

Tags: faith, ELCA, Spirit, Holy, trust

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jun 1, 2011.

Reality check

Lady GAGA is really popular now, as evidenced by the turn out @ Rockefeller Center on The Today Show this morning.Jesus was as popular, or more, in his day, drawing huge crowds, preaching, teaching,…Continue

Started by Rev. Andrew H. Borden Jul 9, 2010.

 
 
 

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