Category: Reflections from a Coffee House

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REFLECTIONS FROM A WITTENBERG COFFEE SHOP (2014)

By this time last year, I had done quite a bit of blogging from Germany.  This year, I have been here almost two months and really haven’t written much.  The first month involved a great deal of travel around Germany. This month has been a time to settle into Wittenberg.  While I have not written, […]

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Reflections From A Wittenberg Hotel Lobby

Well, I have been back in Germany now for about 36 hours and it has been good. We had English Stamtisch (round table) tonight and it was wonderful. It was an overflow crowd and very fun to reconnect. Lots of friends and new people all at once. Wow! Many of you asked me to blog […]

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Being a Part of World-Wide Community: What a Joy

What a joy it was to be in Berlin for the 21st Assembly of the Diakonia World Federation under the theme: Diakonia – Healing and Wholeness for the World.  The assembly met at St. Johaness Stift in the Spandau region of Berlin from July 1-July 8.  The schedule was intense and the speakers were outstanding. […]

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Wittenberg English Ministry

It has been a privilege to serve through Wittenberg English Ministry (WEM) in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany.   WEM began 17 years ago through the vision of The Rev. Keith Loesch and the Lord Mayor of Wittenberg.  The concept is to provide a ministry to English speaking peoples as they encounter Wittenberg.  There are three audiences:  tourists […]

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A Thinking Man’s Questions From A Wittenberg Coffee Shop – You Better Read This To The End

My time in Germany has allowed me to think about many things.  One thing I have pondered is the tendency that many have to fear and resist personal reflection and  asking challenging  questions.  Why are there those who refuse to reflect?  Why are there those who are afraid of questions?  Why are there those who […]

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