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Adam White

Authenticity & Call

By | Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot about authenticity recently—which I’m sure surprises no one who knows me because this is the kind of thing I do. Everybody is talking about authenticity in one way or another, sometimes without even realizing it. “That’s authentic.” “That’s real.”…

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Head Full of Cobwebs

By | Perspective

from the Archives…by Pastor Adam Reinhold Niebuhr, the best-known American theologian of the 40’s and 50’s, once wrote, “The prophet speaks only when he is inspired. The parish preacher must speak whether he is inspired or not.” There is something deeply attractive to me…

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The Game of Life

By | Perspective

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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Scripture, Slang & Sex

By | Perspective

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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Do You Recognize Your Neighbor?

By | Perspective

No one goes to Wittenberg to see the relief carving on the side of the Village Church. It doesn’t dominate the skyline like the tower of the Scholsskirche (Castle Church) just blocks away. It wasn’t immaculately restored and filled with exhibits just in time…

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Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14. The Lutheran Center will offer services @ 9 am, Noon, & 9:15 pm. Imposition of ashes will be offered at each service. All are welcome.

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Expletives & Honesty

By | Perspective

From the Archives…. A couple of years ago during finals week I heard the heavy faded blue doors of the Lutheran Center abruptly swing open as a student stepped into the lounge area of the center that’s adjacent to my office. What I heard…

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The Robe

By | Perspective

I was baptized on the last day of 1978 at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, Nebraska. I obviously don’t remember it, as I was a little over two months old.  But I’m stubborn, so I try to remember it anyway. I try to remember…

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