My first car was a 1978 AMC Concord DL (DL for DeeLuxe!) For those unfamiliar with the AMC Concord, it was a small car, a compact, but it was a bit … Continue reading The Moment That Changed Everything
This past week, Lori, Sam and I watched a documentary on Netflix called “14 Peaks.” It is the story of a man from Nepal, named Nimsdai Purja. Nimsdai grew up in Kathmandu. After … Continue reading What Do You Expect?
Sam, our youngest son, and I were on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip a couple of weeks ago. We’d been paddling up along the Canadian … Continue reading Crossing Boundaries
Human beings have an interesting and sometimes complicated relationship with our own emotions. As children, we try to learn to manage them. Everything is immediate and everything is a crisis. … Continue reading From Compassion to Action
A sermon by Pastor Cindy, Deacon Kris, Pastor Todd and Pastor Amanda (in abstentia) In his book, UnChristian, researcher David Kinnaman studied the attitudes and perspectives of those who choose … Continue reading We are #ForOwatonna
Dear friends, Two weeks ago, I was made aware of allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by James Oakland, who served as an associate pastor at Trinity from 1976 … Continue reading An Important Announcement for Trinity Members
We’ve come to the end of the season of Lent. In just a couple of days, we celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week and the journey to … Continue reading Wounds + Healing = Scars
I carry my scars. You do too. I have experienced heart wrenching loss. I have experienced painful, broken relationships. I have made choices that I regret…and in some cases, people … Continue reading Emotional Scars
This Lent, we are focusing our Wednesday, mid-week Lenten worship services on the word “Scarred.” God created the world and declared it to be “good.” But sin and brokenness entered … Continue reading Scarred
Racism is an insidious evil. Humans have been tribal since the beginning. And tribalism served a purpose. Tribes protected each other, shared with each other, hunted together. It became instinctual. … Continue reading When Racism Boils Up Here
When I was writing this sermon on Monday, I wrote about how Jesus saved us from our sins by dying on the cross for us. This is true, however when … Continue reading Jesus Changes Everything!
Of the three aspects of the Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, it is the Spirit that has always been the most confusing and mysterious. Just out of curiosity, I … Continue reading Take A Breath