Pastor’s Column

Pastor’s Column: How the Three Hebrew Boys Can Help Christians Understand the NFL Protests

Rev. David Myles writes about the story of the three Hebrew boys (in Daniel 3) standing up to what they considered wrong in the face of the nationalistic, popular beliefs and practices. Rev. Myles likens the Hebrew boys’ refusal to bow and worship the golden image King Nebuchadnezzar set up, to NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. In the future, under a new national leader, Rev. Myles warns it could be Christians’ religious fidelity and liberty that is being challenged based on similar arguments.
“Is it possible that what you are supporting today will be used against you in the future in a similar or same manner?”
“It might not only be kneeling in protest, but also kneeling in prayer that will be called into question,” Rev. Myles argues.

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Pastor’s Column: Prison Chaplain, Path to Restoration

Rev. Rick Chilton reveals, behind the barbed wire, the inside of God’s glorious model of prison restoration. Rev. Chilton is a high risk Minnesota Prison Chaplain working with the incarcerated Federal, State and local community focused on spiritual restoration with achieving a sustained, self-sufficient, grace-filled transition back into society.

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Pastor’s Column: Marketplace Chaplain

Sam Raia is a Chaplain Coach for Marketplace Chaplains’ Midwest division. He writes about how marketplace chaplains can dramatically impact the lives of employees in America’s work places.

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Pastor’s Column: Senior Facilities Chaplain

Rev. Judy Marks is a Chaplain at Senior Facilities across the Twin Cities. She leads a ministry that advocates for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of senior citizens. Judy shares why Christians can’t neglect our senior citizens, and how we can show Christ’s love through a ministry of presence.

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Pastor’s Column: Army National Guard Chaplain

Lt. Col. Philip Winn Jr. serves as Chaplain for the Minnesota Army National Guard. He writes about the unique places he has conducted worship services, and the ways he takes God’s presence with him when ministering to our armed forces. Chaplain Winn shares the importance of caring for the religious, spiritual, ethical and moral needs of our country’s Soldiers and families.

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Pastor’s Column: Hospital Chaplain

Rev. Nicole Smith serves as a Chaplain at Hennepin County Medical Center – a level 1 trauma hospital. She shares about the powerful role of silence and listening when visiting patients in the hospital. And in a beautiful poem, Rev. Smith writes about the healing power of tears.

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Pastor’s Column: Bruce Talso, Police Chaplain

Pastor Bruce Talso is a volunteer Police Chaplain for the Brooklyn Park and Champlin Police Departments. He writes of his role as a chaplain to meet the needs of grieving family members while helping them process traumatic experiences. He also ministers to the police officers in their service to the community.

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Pastor’s Column: Rev. Amy Luukkonen, Women’s Prison Chaplain

Rev. Amy Luukkonen serves as a Chaplain in the Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility. Here she writes about doing ministry in such a confining environment, and how she’s found a humble acceptance that God is working to create a sacred space even amidst all of the boundaries of prison.

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Pastor’s Column: Deb Eigen, Corporate Chaplain at Aagard

What is a Corporate Chaplain? Deb Eigen shares about her ministry in a marketplace setting and how she aims to build up each employee at Aagard Corporation through encouragement, emotional care, prayer, and resources.

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Pastor’s Column: Reflections on Jeff Sessions and Romans 13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments regarding immigrant families, and his citation of Romans 13:1 as the basis for obedience to the laws of the State, represent a deep misunderstanding and misapplication of the relationship between the Church and the State that is consistent with the misunderstanding of Romans 13 that has long plagued the Church. The Christendom interpretation of Romans 13 has warped our view of the relationship between the Church and State. The New Testament shows little interest in proper statecraft; rather, the New Testament shows concern for how the Church will witness to Christ. As a Church in these challenging times, we are going to need a much deeper and more reflective understanding of the many ways we have been made a pawn of East of Eden powers, and untangle ourselves from these misunderstandings that have done so much damage to our witness, and to our ability to live out the heart of God in the world.

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