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New beginnings

Faith is like learning a language. We learn with and through others.

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news" (Mark 1:15).

With these words Jesus began his ministry — after 40 days resisting temptation in the wilderness and after John the baptizer was arrested. It was a tough beginning.

How do we make our beginnings? How did your children face their first school day this fall? How do you approach a new job? What do pastors say to a new congregation in their first sermons? How does one start a new column after 13 years of wonderful stories and profound insights from the unmatchable Walt Wangerin?



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