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Searching for a Third Space

Searching for a Third Space

By Pastor Wade ApelSt. John's Lutheran Church, Spartanburg Do you have somewhere you feel like you belong that’s not your house or office?  We spend most of our lives at work or home, but what would you consider the next significant place in your life?  Do...

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The Misuse of Jewish Customs in Christian Spaces

The Misuse of Jewish Customs in Christian Spaces

By The Rev. Kris Litman-KoonWhen a congregation plans the church’s annual festivals – for example, Christmas Eve and Ash Wednesday – the dominant desire is to express the biblical, historical, or theological significance of those days. A secondary desire of the...

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No Hats in Church

No Hats in Church

Hey!  It’s me again!  In case you missed my first set of ramblings, let me give you a brief introduction.  I am a lifelong Lutheran in my mid-thirties.  When I think of my life and all the stages thus far, this church has most certainly raised me...

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Why Am I Still Here?

Why Am I Still Here?

Hey! I’m a millennial in my mid-thirties and a lifelong Lutheran. In my mid to late twenties, I was often asked in rooms full of older church leaders, both rostered and lay, why I came back to the church. They were looking for the secret sauce, the magical potion, the...

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ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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