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05.13.18
At Fifteen | Philippians 2:1-11
Roger Nelson
I've been running, riding, and racing for as long as I can remember. I've run the verdant hills of Ecuador, the stone streets of Rome, and the parks of London. I've run down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan...

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05.06.18
With Deep Affection | Philippians 1:1-14
Roger Nelson
My mom died on Thanksgiving morning. There was no warning; there had been no downsizing. Her life, captured in photos and china and furniture, was just as she left it. As if she was coming back later that afternoon. As if she would walk through...

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04.29.18
Free Range to Rocky Hill | Acts 17:16-31
Roger Nelson
Grant was raised in a fine faithful family, went to Christian schools, grew up in the church, and was surrounded by authentic-thoughtful-Christians who loved and encouraged him every step of the way. He got the best the faith-culture had to offer.

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04.22.18
'Round Midnight 4/22/18 | Acts 16:16-34
Roger Nelson
It was not my finest moment as a parent. Zach was in eighth grade. We were in a record store in Albany, New York. He wanted to buy Blink-182’s "Enema of the State." The cover art featured an adult film star snapping on a rubber...

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04.15.18
Recalibrated | Acts 9:1-19
Roger Nelson
As a much younger man I took a spin on the youth ministry speaking circuit. I spoke at conventions, conferences, chapels, camps, and retreats. It was an ill-fitting calling. I wasn't funny enough, spiritual enough, or charismatic enough. I had...

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04.08.18
Practice Resurrection | John 20:19-31
Roger Nelson
Wendell Berry ~ poet-farmer-prophet ~ ends a poem entitled, "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" with this phrase: Practice resurrection. Practice resurrection. I love that phrase, love that idea, love that...

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