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Becoming a Bridge Builder


“Becoming a Bridge Builder” Genesis 33:1-10; Excerpt from Nelson Mandela, “Long Road to Freedom” By Rev. Don Ludwig, January 24, 2021 A World full of “Pacos” Ernest Hemingway grasped some of the difficulty that characterizes relationships between fathers and sons in his short story. The Capital of the World. The story revolves around a father […]

Truth and Reconciliation


“Truth and Reconciliation” Micah 7:1, 7-9; Readings from MLK on “Forgiveness” A Tale of Two Americas I go on vacation and all hell breaks loose.  Not at Southminster, but in our nation.  I want to thank our good friend Mark Mullins for stepping in the past two weeks and beginning to delve into our spiritual […]

Reconciliation That Hits Home


“Reconciliation That Hits Home” January 10, 2021 By Mark Mullins, January 10, 2021 Well, Don picked a good theme when he chose “reconciliation” for this month, huh? This week’s events were a climax in social trends that have been building for decades, and I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this kind of violence, […]

Peeling Back the Layers of Reconciliation


Peeling Back the Layers of Reconciliation Mark Mullins Southminster, January 3, 2021     Don mentioned that January’s theme would be Reconciliation when he asked me if I would preach for these two Sundays—back in November. At the time I said “Sure, I’ll lead worship,” and didn’t think much about the theme. It sounded fairly […]

Candles of Peace for Tempest-tossed Days


“Candles of Peace for Tempest-tossed Days” Isaiah 11: 1-9 By Rev. Don Ludwig, December 20, 2020 Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom Howard Thurman once wrote: “Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”  On this Fourth […]