Dancing with the Trinity

Discipleship Triangle and Youth Ministry

 From the Associate in Ministry for Faith Formation:      I just returned from my 4th Kure Beach Fall Planning retreat with our youth.  We had a wonderful weekend!  The Youth Leadership Team took on much of the leadership of the weekend.  Several members of the team went grocery shopping with me on the Thursday before the trip, then led the …

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Faith and Science, questions and community

Last Spring Holy Trinity started a “Faith and Science” discussion group.  Our group began with reading “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?”, which really isn’t a book about aliens as much as it is a book examining some core questions dealing with how faith and science relate (or have problems) with one another.  What a great book and what a great …

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Reflections on… Faith – Heroes – Vacation Bible School

(Jesus said to the Disciples) “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. See, …

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Heroes

Dear people of faith, I sat down to write something light-hearted about Vacation Bible School coming up and how our theme is “heroes”—the super hero kind and the biblical character kind.  But my heart is heavy this morning.  Something horrific happened in our nation, once again—the Orlando shootings.  I sat this morning and watched news reports and listened to politicians …

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From the Campus Pastor

Dear Fellow Disciples of Jesus, The NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America just completed its Annual Assembly. It was mostly filled with reports from the various institutions and committees of the Synod sharing the work they have been doing. We also conducted elections for various boards and offices of the Synod. We engaged in excellent worship which …

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Church Attendance is good for you.

In big and bold letters the headline reads, Study shows… “Church attendance may mean a longer life.” Heidi (our church administrator) shared this article with me from The News and Observer last week.  The article centers on a study, released in a journal published by the American Medical Association, sharing those who attend church services live longer and that “religion …

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Long Time and Little Miracles

When I was the solo pastor of a small congregation in Boone, NC, I was preaching sermons every week and working to inspire ongoing and new ministry in the congregation. Trying to inspire the Work of the People and keeping it fresh was always a challenge, but the work was never as challenging during the dreaded Sundays after Pentecost Doldrums. …

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