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Church signs can be fun!

I have not seen many funny church signs here in Finland, but in other parts of the world this seems to be almost an art. Would it not be nice – and instructing, too –  to find a sign like

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Listening to the rapids of Kiutaköngäs

Two days ago I was sitting on the cliffs above the rapids of Kiutaköngäs in Kuusamo. And I was looking and listening. All too often we are just looking at scenarios like this, looking and admiring, but we do not

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Messengers of Heaven

  Every now and then I listen to Don Francisco. I like his older songs even more than his more recent, maybe because I myself was young back then when I first discovered him in the early eighties. But more

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Isaiah 6

  Lord, I want to be taken past all the accessoaries of religion.   I want to be taken past the multitudes of people that are wandering to and fro, forever seeking out the places where the most tasty churchprogram

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The noble art of upsetting people

A few days ago I did it again – or, hopefully it wasn´t me… It has happened so many times by now that it is becoming a habit of mine, this stepping on other people´s sore toes without even knowing

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I´m a rock

Few songs have touched my own sense of loneliness like Simon & Garfunkels ”I´m a rock”. I still remember being a teenager with a lot of people I knew and almost no friends, feeling strange and outside everything, and listening

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About this Facebook thing…

Every now and then people ask me why I´m not on Facebook. And sure, there are a lot of things going on that I know nothing about, just because I´m no facebooker. Question is, do I need to know all

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And just who are You?

I´m in my contemplative mood today. I´ve been a Christian for nearly forty years, and a fulltime preacher for twenty, and still I´m wondering and asking. God, just who are You? I have a strong feeling that we are diminishing

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I heard it through the grapevine

Many years ago I bought a CD with Creedence Clearwater Revival`s greatest hits. Back in the bronze age, when I was young, they were among my absolute favourites, and I guess I wanted that CD in pure nostalgia. Well, there

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The sacrifice of praise

Hebrews 13:15 is often quoted when the object ”sacrifices of praise” comes up in the Christian teaching. Which of course is no surprrise, since we in that very verse are told to continually offer the sacrifice of praise, which is

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