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Emily Hartner * Holy Trinity Lutheran Church * April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Jeremiah 31:1-6 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 28:1-10 “Faith Amid Fear” So, one day, Jesus was strolling around Heaven, while St. Peter was checking people in at the pearly gates. Jesus wandered on over to Peter, who was getting a little tired and in…

Monday night I had dinner with two close friends who have been through some amazingly glorious times with me at Holy Trinity as well as gut-wrenching challenges that seemed insurmountable. One of them observed that I have become an icon in Charlotte, and I’ll be moving to a place where no one knows me and…

Last Friday, when I heard that Donald Trump would be speaking at Lenoir-Rhyne University, which is an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I was livid. Then I learned how institutions of higher learning make themselves available to all political candidates in the interest of a free exchange of ideas. So, Mr. Trump…

When I was a kid, my friends and I liked to hurl insults at one another. There were some classic lines like, “Is that your head or is your neck blowing bubbles?” Or, “Do that trick again, open your mouth and make your face disappear!”One of my favorites was always, “Halloween’s over; you can take…