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About David Carlson

David Carlson is a retired professor of sociology. He and his wife Pat have been members of St. Luke since 1987.
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Who Do You Say That I Am? Help From Unlikely Sources

By |October 3rd, 2014|Categories: St. Luke|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

By David Carlson

Jesus was a Jew. We know this. So why should it be surprising if God breaks in in the form of a Jewish […]

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Living in Enemy-Occupied Territory

By |April 24th, 2014|Categories: St. Luke|Tags: |3 Comments

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By David Carlson

“Brother Carlson, you’ve been called to be the softball coach.” The announcement was from my neighbor, Dave Dahle, who had phoned on […]

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Remembering Grandma Ida

By |March 27th, 2014|Categories: St. Luke|Tags: , , |2 Comments

By David Carlson

I always remember my Grandma Ida as an old woman. This is surprising when I think about it because while I was […]

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Not Quite What I Expected

By |March 6th, 2014|Categories: St. Luke, Lenten Devotions|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Lenten Devotion for Thursday, March 6

By David Carlson

Read John 18:1-9

Roman soldiers, one would think, are not easily intimidated. They were on an errand to […]

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The Problem of Pain

By |December 6th, 2013|Categories: St. Luke, Living Water, The Chapel|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Advent Devotion for Friday, December 6

By David Carlson

Read Matthew 24: 36-44

In 1939 as Great Britain was being drawn into a war it was ill prepared […]

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Travel Light

By |October 28th, 2013|Categories: St. Luke, Living Water, The Chapel|Tags: , |2 Comments

By David Carlson

Many years ago I was first appointed to a position of lay responsibility in the church, at Holy Trinity Lutheran in Utah. […]

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Elders at the Door

By |August 5th, 2013|Categories: St. Luke|Tags: |1 Comment

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A few days ago I responded to a knock on the door with the expectation of seeing my granddaughters.  Instead it was Elder Pace […]