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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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09.17.17
An Inscrutable God | Genesis 22:1-14
Roger Nelson
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is a haunting journey across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. A cataclysmic event has left the earth covered in ash and devoid of most life. A father and son travel across this harsh hellish landscape. They forage for...

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09.10.17
Digging the Basement | Genesis 1:1-2:3
Roger Nelson
Sixteen years ago, while speaking at camp for kids in the Adirondacks, my son and I slipped out to a little mountain town theater to see The Fast and Furious. (Who knew we were watching the opening installment of an eight-movie-juggernaut?) And...

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09.03.17
For Navigational Purposes | Philippians 2:1-11
Roger Nelson
Quetico Provincial Park is an endless maze of lakes, islands, and bogs carved out of Canadian shield rock. It's 460,000 acres of remote rugged wilderness adjacent to the 3,900,000 acres of Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota. And, it's...

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08.20.17
Oily Beards and Fertile Soil | Psalm 133
Roger Nelson
There is an unforgettable scene in a forgettable little Christmas movie. Nothing Like the Holidays is the story of a Puerto Rican family coming home to Humboldt Park. There's food, good humor, dysfunction, and drama. Just like when my family...

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