May 22, 2013
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If you're curious about what a truly nurturing community of believers is like, then we welcome you to come visit us. First time visitors.
Lyndale Church is in a partnership with Salem Lutheran and First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, owning together and sharing space in Salem's beautiful limestone sanctuary at 610 W. 28th St. Lyndale and Salem moved in December 21, 2001. First Christian January 15, 2012. We'll rotate about every 3 months through the three different sanctuaries. Check here for pictures of the construction.
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From Your Country
OK, now fast forward one last time to Saturday, February 9. A week ago last Saturday. Snow is flying thick. A winter storm warning has been issued. But Goran and Glen and I are in a rental car and I am at the wheel, driving to Rochester, Minnesota to meet with Glen's mother. Sometimes I have to slow down to ten miles an hour when gusts of wind reduce visibility to almost nothing. The drive is nerve wracking, but eventually we make it safely to the neutral ground of Apache Mall in Rochester. The meeting with Glen's mom in the food court at the mall is brief. There are moments of tension, but the conversation generally stays positive. Afterwards, Glen says, "I think she liked you." We drive on to Lanesboro, to the home where Glen grew up, to pick up some of his possessions. We enter through the back door into the kitchen. As soon as we enter, Glen looks around and then he freezes. He looks at me and at Goran, and then suddenly he begins to weep. We both wrap our arms around him and cry with him. "You've come a long way," we tell him, and those words are comforting to all of us.
The nature of this bond or this covenant between God and Abraham is primal. God speaks to Abraham. Abraham listens and responds to God. There is no intermediary here of law or tradition, no book of scripture or past divinations which Abraham here interprets in order to deduce God's intention for him. God speaks to him and he responds.