Author Archives: the Rev'd Dr SG Rindahl

Why Are You Dressed Like That? Part 2

Welcome to: Why are you dressed like that? Part 2.  This is a series of entries motivated by a young girl who visited us at St Francis Church and said to me: Why are you dressed like that? 

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Why Are You Dressed Like That? Part 1

The little girl asked me – Why are you dressed like that? It is an understandable question.  She had never seen a priest in vestments before.  Not only that – even if she had, it is unlikely that she

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The Atonement

The Atonement is about us being one with God.  In fact, a good way to understand the word is – At-One-Ment.  If the word atonement is all about being one with God why do so many people fight about what … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Through my career as a chaplain in the Army I heard more than a few people say: God cannot forgive me.  The people who said this had a wide range of offenses that they believed were unforgivable by God.  There … Continue reading

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Eve and Mary

It is important to remember while studying the Bible that in the New Testament we have a record (sometimes direct and sometimes indirect – today’s example is indirect) of Jesus

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Embodiment

Medical Professionals do not always appreciate the insertion of faith into a patient’s care plan.  At the same time, there are members of both the clergy and laity that do not fully appreciate medical professionals – particularly those in the … Continue reading

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Created to Be Loved

A few weeks back I saw on the back of a car a giant window decal that covered the back glass. These are relatively common and are often various sports or other corporate logos.  This one was different. The decal … Continue reading

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The Eighth Station – Weep for Your Children

The Eighth Station of the Cross – Jesus Speaks to the Women Not long ago

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Memorial Day 2017

It is Memorial Day, 2017, and it is raining.  On Memorial Day, 1986 it was raining.  I remember because I was holding the United States Colors as a wreath was laid in honor of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines … Continue reading

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Did She Remember?

It is the 26th of March 2017.  The 4th Sunday of Lent and the day after the celebration of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the day when the Church recognizes the angel coming to Mary and telling … Continue reading

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