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Series offers easy intro to church traditions

By Erik Alsgaard, Special Contributor… Do you know the difference between a pulpit and a lectern? Do you know why your pastor wears a funny collared shirt—or not? And what’s up with “Shrove” Tuesday, anyway? No? Maybe you should ask Chuck; he knows church. And every week, thousands of online viewers are getting answers to […]

Commentary: Someone needs to do something—and it’s me

By Erik Alsgaard, Special Contributor… Election Day 2012 was unique in my life. For the first time ever, I entered the voting booth and filled in those little ovals (left over from my SATs, I’m guessing) with the No. 2 pencil they provided—and voted for myself. I was running for a seat on the St. […]