“Wait: What Just Happened?” by Rev. Mike Solberg Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:00 a.m. Service “Wait: What Just Happened?” (Romans 6:3-5) We just poured water on a baby’s head and her parents, Lindsey and Justin, and all of us made some pretty big promises, so what was that all about? What just happened? Well, to get into that I’ll mention a few things that may sound familiar: Gun violence. Chemical weapons. Racism. Discrimination against gays. Sexual abuse and assault. …
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What are you waiting for? Wednesday Update
I recently completed a short study by John Eldredge called "All Things New". It was a brief but insightful study that focuses on the hope that we have or should have as Christians. Eldredge makes the following observation; "We appear to be suffering a great crisis of hope. It's taking place loudly in politics and economies; it's taking place quietly in the hearts of millions at this moment." By saying we as Christians should have hope, it's not just wishful thinking or holding…
The Children are ready! What are we waiting for?
Two children change the world while their father reads the newspaper.
The Public is Ready. What are you Waiting For? DDC
On September 10, the Public Affairs Council released their annual Public Affairs Pulse Survey, a comprehensive poll on American attitudes about business and politics. While there are many interesting highlights in the full report (which can be found here) the most important takeaway is the increasing trend of consumer engagement in public policies that affect...
Twins ready for normalcy but must wait another day
MINNEAPOLIS -- Baseball is in many ways a game of routine, and two weeks into the season, the Twins haven’t had the chance to get into one.The Twins have yet to play games on more than three consecutive days, and the schedule presented to them had them off for five of 15 days — with a handful of...
This is what you've been waiting for. Are you ready?
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Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 4
The current cultural climate in the United States has an uneasy fascination with war. In some sense, many Americans are very tired of war. The specter of nine years of military intervention in Iraq…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, April 13
This Sunday’s liturgy reflects both the sermon text and the occasion of Palm Sunday. Consider the significance of this event in light of John Stott’s commentary found in “Through …
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 18
“Without pain, how could we know joy?’ This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, June 1
“Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.” – Donna Tartt, The Secret History Michaelangelo’s “David” is arresting …
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, March 23
This is, admittedly, not one of my most well thoughtout arguments, but I believe that the heart of the American Dream is best located in two places: the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the movies…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 25
“But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.” Luke 19:27 There are times when I read the words of Jesus and …
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, March 30
Sometimes a phrase gets stuck in your head and you return to it throughout your life. As a teenager, my mother would often say to me, “Remember who you are…” before I would walk o…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, April 27
The Christian faith is a religion that, on the face of it, seems to be quite paradoxical. We believe that to live we must die and that true leaders are actually servants. We serve the God of all co…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 11
My grandfather passed away before I was born. Though I never met him, I know through the testimony of those who knew him that he was kind, generous, and devoted to family and friends. I see his inf…
If you aren’t hurricane ready, what are you waiting for?
Hurricane season starts June 1, and Manatee County officials want residents to prepare their families and homes for the worst.
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, 08.30.15
I grew up thinking heaven was one long church service, as I assume most of us did. I wouldn’t say it was something I longed for. I am not saying that I did not long for a ‘heaven’…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, 10.25.15
I was fortunate to travel as a child. Travel was one thing that my parents wanted to give to their children. We took a few trips to Europe. I remember distinctly being warned before we made trips a…
Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, 10.15.15
Why is it that a show like Jerry Springer or Maury draws such attention? Granted no one takes these shows seriously, but there is still a big enough audience to keep them running. The show is built…