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12.03.17
Telling Stories | Daniel 3
Roger Nelson
After my mother's funeral, family gathered at her condominium and told stories. Aunts and uncles, cousins, children and grandchildren sat in a circle to remember and recite family lore. My mother kept detailed photo albums with names, dates, and...

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11.26.17
In a Strange Land | Jeremiah 29:1-14
Roger Nelson
There is a good deal of America that I don’t recognize anymore. While I remember Vietnam, Watergate, civil rights struggles, assassinations, cultural unrest, riots, 09.11, and blundering into war, I don’t remember anything like this. There is...

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10.29.17
Ich Bin Getauft | 1 Peter 3:13-22
Roger Nelson
What do we bring to God? What do we carry? What do we offer? Our faith? Our beliefs and behavior? Our character and convictions?

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10.15.17
A Persistent God | 1 Samuel 3:1-18
Roger Nelson
Archimedes was a Greek philosopher, mathematician, and engineer who lived about 200 years before Christ. In demonstrating the principle of a lever and fulcrum Archimedes is to have said, "Give me a place to stand and I shall move the...

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10.08.17
Fat Calves and New Teeth | Luke 15:11-32
Roger Nelson
When Carerra saw me she hollered, "Come on over and sit down. I've got a testimony for you." She gave me a little kiss on the cheek. She smelled like stale cigarettes and sweet perfume. With her hair done up, her face made up...

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10.01.17
Stay Woke | Exodus 3:1-15
Roger Nelson
Saint Catherine's Orthodox Monastery is at the base of Mount Sinai. Tradition has it that this ancient cloister sits where Moses saw the burning bush. There's an overgrown old bramble there that's thought to be the offspring of the original...

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