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Forward Together in Faith

This August marks two years since my arrival at Redeemer as interim senior pastor. It’s been an incredible blessing to lead and serve among this congregation and to have been called as senior pastor. In two years, I’ve gotten to know many of you individually, and I’ve gotten a sense of who we are as […]

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A Summer Spent… and Invested

I’m writing this article (thankfully, in an air-conditioned space) in the midst of a crazy late-May heat wave that has seen the earliest 100-degree reading in Twin Cities history. It’s hard to imagine a more unmistakable reminder that summer is once again upon us. Summer provides most of us a change in our schedules. For […]

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No Shortcuts

As human beings, many of us have a tendency to want the good stuff now. We desire good health (perhaps without excellent self-care), good grades (with a minimum of studying), great jobs (ideally, without having to put in time in more menial positions), and amazing friends and spouses (without having to go through all the […]

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Spring Has Sprung

Even though I’ll rarely name spring as my favorite season (autumn typically grabs that distinction), every time the vernal season rolls around, I find myself in joyful anticipation. The whiff of fresh earth in the air, the peeks of greenery and the receding snowbanks all conspire to generate excitement about warmer days ahead and the […]

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Check Your Emotions at the Door?

At Redeemer, our answer to that question is… Nope! We seek to be whole people who are wholly transformed by God, and so we acknowledge that it’s not just a matter of believing the right things (having our intellect and doctrine in order) or doing the right things (choosing righteous actions); God also wants our […]

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Because You Say So…

Every time I read through one of the Gospels, I’m struck by the rollercoaster ride that Jesus’ disciples seem to be on. Some days, everything seems to be going their way. Other days, they face unexpected setbacks and perplexing situations. There are times when Jesus seems gracious and friendly to them, and other times it […]

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Let’s Linger at the Manger

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration with friends and family. We Peases were very thankful and blessed to have our family together, including some from out of town. It’s hard to imagine a better reason to gather and celebrate, than to remember again the gift of Jesus Christ from a loving God at […]

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I Thank God for You!

I find myself particularly thankful as I write this article. Not only is this the week of Thanksgiving (which our family will have the opportunity to celebrate by visiting a lot of our family out in Massachusetts), but we’re also nearing the end of 2017, which is my first full year of being blessed to […]

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One Step Closer…or Further

I imagine you’ve heard it said that it’s actually quite impossible not to move. Even as we sleep in our beds, we are (along with the rest of planet Earth) hurtling around the Sun at a speed of approximately 67,000 miles per hour. Of course, we’re also spinning on Earth’s axis, and the whole solar […]

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