Tagged with alaska

Reopening a Church

Add this to the list of things they don’t teach in Seminary. I’ve been thinking about how the end (or maybe the next phases?) of the Coronavirus lockdown will affect our congregation. Government-supplied Guidance First, if you haven’t done so, it’s worth looking at the CDC guidelines for a phased reopening of America. Also, Governor … Continue reading »

Grace vs. Consequences

From the infinitely-rich “God doesn’t give us what we deserve” department, the Anchorage Daily News brings us a cautionary tale: A Sutton man is being treated for serious head injuries after he was found pinned under his ATV on the Glenn Highway, troopers said Sunday. Some take-aways: 1. don’t drink and drive 2. not even … Continue reading »

Alaska

We buttoned up our U-Pack trailer on Wednesday, March 7, expecting it to arrive in Anchorage around March 21, or perhaps a little later. Instead it was here a week later, on March 14. It went by road to Seattle, where it was then shipped to Alaska. The world is not only flat, it’s small.

Children dying of exposure

I read two terrible news stories today, and I can’t help but play connect-the-dots with them. A 3-year-old girl from America’s northernmost community died and her younger sister suffered hypothermia after their mother and the mother’s boyfriend left them in a locked bedroom with a window open to a temperature of minus 30 degrees to … Continue reading »

New Call!

I’ve accepted a new call. Assuming that all the denominational processes work themselves out, then effective March 12, 2012, I will become pastor of Jewel Lake Parish in Anchorage, Alaska. You can’t photograph a church, but here’s the building they meet in: (Click to enlarge).