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Through a Lens of Belovedness

Through a Lens of Belovedness

I had the pleasure of taking part in our First-Year Small Group, lead by Vicar Leif Kratzke-Nelson. Meeting over Zoom once a week throughout the semester, we slowly made our way through the book Belovedness: Finding God (and Self) on Campus, edited by James Franklin...

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A Slow Crawl of Zoom

A Slow Crawl of Zoom

So many things have changed as a student during this pandemic. Life seemed to go from a breakneck speed of classes, clubs, study sessions, and socializing to a slow crawl of Zoom. Instead of bouncing around campus all day, I’ve been spending my quarantine in my small...

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Tiny Threads

Tiny Threads

Of all the ways that my life has changed because of the coronavirus, the change that seems most stark is the lack of casual, unstructured interaction that I have had with students during the school year.  In normal times, over one hundred students walk through...

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Memories of Pastor Brent from the LCM Community

Memories of Pastor Brent from the LCM Community

Here we have gathered the submitted stories and photos from Pastor Brent’s ministry at UW-Madison. You can contribute to this effort by going to https://form.jotform.com/201343272758051. I retired from UW Center for Limnology in 1996 and was asked by my Pastor at St....

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Blessing in the Chaos

Blessing in the Chaos

Sometimes as a pastor, I'm asked to give a blessing if I attend a gathering. At a wedding, I'll be asked to offer a blessing for a newly married couple, or at the Thanksgiving dinner table, I'll be asked to bless the meal (even when gathering with my largely...

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Times of Wild Transition

Times of Wild Transition

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord.    With God at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8  Over the summer my wife, my mother-in-law, a handful of movers, and I made the journey from Chicago to Madison as my wife, Andrea, and I began the next phase of our...

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