The Game of Life

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Board Games and Worship. Together. Yes, at the same time. This may seem like a strange intellectual intersection. It’s likely a consequence of me playing D&D on Fridays as a dwarf cleric named after a 4th century theologian….

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Truth in Many Places

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by Tessa Faust This semester at staff meetings we are reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion. These essays explore creation and evolution. Do we believe in science, or do we believe in God? Can we believe in both?…

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Scripture, Slang & Sex

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Earlier this week I made a terrible mistake. In the context of a brief Bible Study with some of our leaders based on John 4:1-26—the Samaritan Woman at the Well, where Jesus talks about himself as the Water of Life—I asked the students, “What…

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The Greatest Myth About Young People

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“Church leaders are expressing concern about the low number of active young adults.” “[Millennials] struggle (as does everyone) with the search for meaning. The church can be a place where young adults can express their views and concerns about the world today.” “Many in…

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Being Known

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by Anna Helzer, Junior [first published Fall 2017] On the Saturday afternoon after I had just finished my freshman week of 13-hour days at Cornhusker Marching Band camp, the very last thing I wanted to do was meet more people. As an introvert from…

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Fun & Games

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by Ben Rude, Junior There’s always something going on at The Lutheran Center. Some years the activity of choice is pool, or ping-pong, or even just sitting around quietly and enjoying the presence of others. This year, though, the second the incoming freshmen walked through…

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God is Good

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by Jenna Olson Popp “God is SO good! I can’t wait to start my journey of becoming a school psychologist in the fall!” This was a Facebook post I saw last week of an old friend getting into grad school. It accompanied a picture…

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Die to My Ego

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by Jenna Olson Popp The Lutheran Center staff just finished reading Miroslav Volf’s book, Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace. Volf begins by describing who God is as an unconditional giver and forgiver, the beginning of all that…

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