Category: Writings

Writings by Eric Lemonholm

January 3: Genesis 7-9; Matthew 3

January 3: Genesis 7-9; Matthew 3 We are continuing our journey through the primordial, pre-history of Genesis 1-11.  During the flood, God does not forget Noah and the ark.  After the flood, God decides not to ever ‘curse the ground because of humankind’ again.  God realizes that the flood really did not change humankind: “the …

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January 2: Genesis 4-6; Matthew 2

January 2: Genesis 4-6; Matthew 2 I am already enjoying cracking open the Book of Faith.   My Bible of choice is The CEB Study Bible with Apocrypha, which includes lots of notes and articles.  While not necessary, a good current study Bible is a great way to get into God’s word. Genesis 4 shows us …

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January 1: Genesis 1-3; Matthew 1

January 1: Genesis 1-3; Matthew 1 This is the very beginning of the Bible, and it starts with the creation of the world.  I love Genesis – especially the beginning. It is deeply true, in the best sense of the word, even when it is not literally true. Here is what is most important about …

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Blogging the Bible

Happy New Year!  I am beginning a yearlong trip through the Bible – reading daily and writing regularly.  I have done this in years past, and will build on what I wrote before, but with a fresh perspective. This year, I am especially inspired by Good Shepherd’s 2018 Spiritual Growth Guy – who blogged has …

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Going Low-Tech

It’s official: after 10 years of using an electronic calendar – usually through Outlook on my laptop, synced on my phone, and occasionally printed out – I am switching back to a paper calendar/planner for this coming year.  I love working electronically: writing sermons, letters, curriculum plans, email, social media, etc.  And, we have a …

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A BRIEF STATEMENT OF FAITH

I love this statement of faith, or creed, from our Presbyterian brothers and sisters.  We are using it in worship at Good Shepherd, divided into four parts.   A BRIEF STATEMENT OF FAITH In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and …

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Renewing Our Vision

Our church’s mission is “Living and Sharing Jesus.”  Living Faith: the ELCA’s Call to Discipleship focuses on the seven faith practices – pray, study, worship, invite, encourage, serve, and give – which form us as disciples of Jesus Christ.  The first three relate to living Jesus, the first part of our mission: we live Jesus, …

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World Gardeners

Faith at the End of Your Fork Message, April 28, 2012, Eric Lemonholm This is my message for the Faith at the End of Your Fork Opening Worship today at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.  Anna Lappe spoke, and the day was filled with learning about the intersection between faith and the food we …

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Open Source Church

I just started reading The Open Source Church yesterday – pretty timely to find this book after completing my thesis The Open Source Lectionary. “Open source” is definitely in the air. One of the points author Landon Whitsitt makes well is the free nature of the Gospel: the Good News of Jesus Christ is free …

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3 Areas of Exploration

As I begin/continue my long term continuing pastoral education, I am focusing on three interrelated areas: the Bible/biblical theology, theology/Christian worldview, and ecclesiology/church life. I will move between these three areas of study freely. All of them have a practical focus for upbuilding Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd as a Christian community. Here is …

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