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Freshly Shorn

I can understand how some people would feel a sense of pity when looking at a freshly-shorn sheep — maybe even sympathetic shame at the animal’s sudden sense of nakedness. But putting myself in the place of that sheep, I … Continue reading

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January 2012 – Picture Page

Early morning worship at the Amsterdam50 Fall Retreat Eric with the Pastors-in-Training: Marc La Porte and Michaël Belgraver Springtime outdoor baptism Beautiful faces of Amsterdam50 Asp Family in August 2011 Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Steenhoofd Baptism

I was a witness. The temperature hovered just above the freezing point. The wind whipped across  the harbor. Still, a young Iraqi refugee wanted to be baptized, to proclaim his newfound faith in Jesus. So we went to the Steenhoofd, … Continue reading

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Best Day of Christmas Yet

Our family has experienced a lot of wonderful things this Christmas season: magnificent meals, treasured traditions, generous gifts, and meaningful moments. But I think today may have been the best day of the whole season. It was the best because … Continue reading

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Contemplating Paganism

Northern European winters help me to understand the faith of the Pagans and Druids and Celts: a theology integrally connected with the natural world around them… a call to worship marked by the rising and setting of the sun… solstices … Continue reading

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