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May 12, 2014

The Joy of Proclaiming
By Rev. Jenn Moland-Kovash, All Saints Lutheran Church, Palatine, Illinois

Harley Davidson and SpongeBob SquarePants helped us celebrate Easter this year.

It’s become our tradition in this congregation, as it is in many, to “bury the Alleluia” during the season of Lent. We have a black box that fits beneath our altar, and on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, we make a big deal out of taking down a banner with “Alleluia” on it and placing it...

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May 5, 2014

A Malevolent Easter Meditation
By Ted Schroeder

FROM: Corkscrew, Spirit of Darkness Third Class

TO: Headquarters

Oh, Exalted One – I beg to report on our “Easter Eradication” project. As you so nobly indicated, Easter has been a “damp rag” in our fiery endeavors for centuries. Far too many are attracted to the whole open tomb thing. The image of God proclaiming from mountaintops that the shroud of death is transformed into a resurrection robe is just too...

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April 28, 2014

The Scream
By Rev. Anne Christiansen, Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saluda, South Carolina; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

When I went to kindergarten, I did not understand the purpose of going to school. I loved playing with the toys in the bright sunny room and meeting other children my age. But when we were asked to sit still at little tables and listen to our teacher, I was not at all enthusiastic. Our teacher was speaking to us one day and I was bored....

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April 21, 2014

Just Like He Said …

By Rev. Bruce Strade, Former Executive Director, Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries Portland, Oregon; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors

It’s early in the morning. Some women go to the tomb to finish the job they started on Friday. They worry about who would roll away the stone from the tomb, only to find that it is already rolled away. “He is not here,” they are told. You are in the wrong place. Remember what He said.

A woman is weeping outside...

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April 14, 2014

Wholly Weak
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries

“From that time on, Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’” Matthew 4:17

How is your Lenten journey going? Did you “give up something?” Or, did you “take up something?” As another alternative, let me suggest that you and I simply “give up” instead!

That’s right – give up trying to “do” something to get right with the Lord. Give up trying to...

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