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06.18.17
Harassed and Helpless | Matthew 9:35-10:8
Roger Nelson
In the early eighties, when I was in my early twenties, I drove a church van on Sunday mornings. As the city woke I'd drive around picking up people for worship, listening to black gospel music on the radio, and soaking in the sights, smells, and ...

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06.11.17
A Global Claim | Matthew 28:16-20
Roger Nelson
From his perch at the end of the bar, he called me over. He was a captain of industry, a delightful raconteur, and a non-practicing Jew; he peered over the top of his reading glasses, stirred his gin and tonic, and said, All this religious stuff ...

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06.04.17
Signs of Shalom | Acts 2:1-21
Roger Nelson
Most mornings I wake to chaos. Most mornings I get up early, watch the news, and wake to the chaos of tweets, leaks, talking heads, and images of terror. Most mornings when I’m longing for a sign of shalom I wake to chaos.

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05.28.17
Demosished | Galatians 3:23-29
Roger Nelson
There's a scene in a movie that haunts me. "The Impossible" is the mostly true story of a tourist family who are separated by the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. The opening scene is what I can't shake. With a brutal ...

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05.14.17
At a Fork in the Road | Acts 15:1-18
Roger Nelson
Canadian singer-songwriter, Bruce Cockburn, wrote a Christmas song with this chorus: Like a stone on the surface of a still river Driving the ripples on forever Redemption rips through the surface ...

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05.07.17
Coming Alongside | Acts 8:26-40
Roger Nelson
Fred Rogers, of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, was invited to address the National Press Club in Washington D.C. This is a politically powerful, socially influential, and self-confident gathering. Given that they typically host leading thinkers on ...

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