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Celebrating #JAM2019

What a celebration we had at our first-ever Joint Annual Meeting of the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences UCC! More than 250 participants (IA – 75; NE – 89; SD – 63) had tremendous opportunities for connection, collaboration and creativity — building … Continue reading

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“Today You Are My Brother!”

A few weeks ago, amidst the chaos of natural disasters and senseless shootings, I arrived in Omaha to serve the Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ as an associate conference minister. As I was getting settled, I … Continue reading

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Give up?

I recently attended the Rural Ministry Conference held in Dubuque through Wartburg Seminary of Theology and Land.  The conference this year was geared toward pastoral care and dealing with the growing number of mental health issues that rural congregations are … Continue reading

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Our Common Life: Liberating from the Details

You may be surprised to know that when I entered seminary I wasn’t entirely sure why I was there. Not only that, I wasn’t sure why I was a Christian. In that first year, I took a required course on … Continue reading

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