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Fostering curiosity in a time ripe with judgment I Worship


November 15, 2017

As I write this column, I am getting ready for the second gathering of the mayor’s advisory committee on diversity. Thanks to the mayor and other leaders in Mukilteo for initiating this effort.

Before moving to Mukilteo in 2015, I lived in Chicago where pastor/spouse Joan taught at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. During our five years there, I learned pieces of American history that I had somehow missed along the way, even though I was a history major at Pacific Lutheran in Tacoma.

During the 1800s and well into the 20th century, anti-Irish sentiment ruled in many...

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