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Who am I a Pastor to?

At our Seattle church it was called the Wednesday Night Dinner. In Hollywood, it was The Lord’s Lighthouse. Here in Santa Rosa, it’s the Nomadic Shelter.  All of these ministries have provided regular opportunities for me to be around friends who are homeless, challenged with mental illness,  struggling with addictions or battling major physical issues.…
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Tod Bolsinger Recording

Thanks to all who joined us back on October 28 online for an afternoon with Tod Bolsinger on his latest book, Tempered Resilience. If you’d like to access the recording of the presentation, you may do so by clicking here We look forward to continuing this conversation at our upcoming National Gathering, May 17-19, at…
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From the Depths

I finished the Christmas Eve service here in Northern California, zipped over to our small airport and hopped a plane to Seattle (our hometown) to join Anne, all our kids and both families for a celebratory week. Oops. Didn’t happen. Covid struck. So did a rare Seattle snowstorm, for that matter. But covid kept most…
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목회자 친구분들께 드리는 글

목회자 친구분들께 드리는 글 2022년 1월             댄 바움가트너   이곳 북가주에서 성탄이브예배를 마치고 작은 공항으로 가서 고향인 시애틀로 가는 비행기를 타고 아내 앤과 우리 아이들 그리고 두 가족이 함께 연말을 보내려고 했습니다. 아차, 계획대로 되지 않았습니다. 코로나 바이러스가 발생했습니다. 또한 매우 드문 눈폭풍이 시애틀을 강타했습니다. 코비드가 가족 모임을 못 모이게 했고 우리는 마스크를 쓰고 눈길을…
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