Archive: November, 2014

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FACE TO FACE OR VIA THE INTERNET: SPIRITUAL DIRECTION IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU

The 21st century offers rich opportunities for ministry that, at one point in time never seemed possible. As a Spiritual Director, Steve Arnold is serving almost as many people on line as he serves in face to face settings. Using Skype as the medium, spiritual direction is no longer confined to a particular geographic area. If you are […]

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BLUE CHRISTMAS LITURGY, DECEMBER 21

A Liturgy for Blue Christmas and The Longest Day will be held at Calvary Church, 2608 Blaisdell Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (at the intersection of Blaisdell Ave and W 26th St) at 7:00 p.m. This liturgy is being offered through a partnership of Venite Ministries and Pivot Point Ministries. Blue Christmas, also called the Longest Night, […]

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PPM PILGRIMAGE-2015

Join Dr. Steve Arnold and Dr. LeRoy Wilke on a pilgrimage through Germany June 7-15, 2015 as we explore Germany through the theme: Here I Stand: Discerning God’s Call. The pilgrimage will take participants through the life and calling of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Both of these pastors could have led rather quiet and […]

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Recent Items

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]

  • TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE: LETTING GOD SET THE AGENDA

    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]

  • KEEP MOVING!

    I was leaving the exercise machine area at the gym, after a training session, and when I looked, up I saw her coming. She was pushing her wheelchair toward the exercise area. I said to her how inspired I was by watching her persevere at exercise. She said, “I am 86 years old and I […]

  • THE NATURE OF CHANGE

    I have a mixed relationship with the concept of change. I seldom, if ever, rearrange furniture. In my world there is a God-ordained place that furniture belongs, so leave it alone. I have a terrible habit of walking through the house in the dark, because i can. I know it is not safe (so I […]