Flowing Faith

April 12, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Do You Wash Your Hands like Pilate?

Today, I was contemplating on the text on Pilate washing his hands for responsibility of Jesus’ death. I understand his dilemma: the crowd wanting Jesus dead and Pilate wanting to keep his job while (he and) his wife not finding Jesus … Continue reading

October 12, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Follow Christ Beyond Comprehension

It’s great that we trust God. But we are also called to follow Christ. We can’t omit the cross and Christ. Dietrich Bonhoeffer states “Christianity without discipleship is Christianity without Christ.” As followers of Jesus we can’t dictate our own … Continue reading

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February 26, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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By Loving Forces

One of my favorite hymns is the one made from a poem “By Loving Forces” written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer in prison. He sent it to his family for Christmas to bring hope and assurance. And this hymn still does it … Continue reading

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July 17, 2015
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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If You Want to Be a Christian

This Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote captured me this morning, so I just had to share it with you. Hopefully – if you want to be a Christian – it will touch a chord in you and inspire you to put your … Continue reading

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June 29, 2015
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Power of Grace

I never thought that I would be blogging about President Obama giving eulogy. But life does surprise us, doesn’t it? And this one was a very pleasant surprise. I truly liked what President Obama said in eulogy for Reverend Clementa … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Be Church Together

The writing prompt today from Five Minutes Friday was ‘together’. My immediate association was Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s wonderful but challenging book Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community. Bonhoeffer teaches us how to be church together, how to live … Continue reading

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