A number of years ago I drove up to Minnesota to attend a conference with a professor of mine. When we decided to stop for lunch in the middle of Iowa, he insisted that we not stop at a chain fast food place that made every town look like every other town in America. Instead, we drove into the downtown and found a local diner. He said that it was important to take in the “proprium” (distinctiveness, uniqueness) of that place and culture lest we lose sight of the rich diversity of gifts that God has provided in his creation..
Word and Work: Leading Midsize CongregationsDale Meyer talks with David Peter about his new book on ministry with midsize churches
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Concordia Journal, Winter 2019Featuring a keynote from Robert Rosin, Trevor Sutton on social media, and responses by Michael Zeigler and Peter Nafzger to the idea of "normal nihilism."
Arand and Herrmann, “Attending to the Beauty of Creation and the New Creation”The latest Concordia Pages PDF, on finding beauty in the ordinary