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Mike Rostad
 
Local faith leaders on ‘why’ of Jesus’ death
Our post-Christian culture may be trading Bible stories for vampire and “Hunger Games” tales. It may be more attuned to Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber than Moses and John the Baptist and care more about being politically correct than going to Heaven and avoiding Hell. But even with biblical ignoranc...
Mar 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: A bear encounter among the petroglyphs
I really wanted to climb that mountain. The path was worn and the brush stubby enough to allow me to gauge my surroundings. The plateau at the top would provide a stunning view of Alitak Bay. I had spent the day visiting and interviewing Woody Knebel, the superintendent at Ocean Beauty Alitak Can...
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discussion of Islam to kick off Lenten lectures
The purpose of Lent is to engage in enhanced spiritual struggle against “sin in our own lives,” said Deacon Irenaios Anderson, academic dean and church history professor at St. Herman’s Seminary. It involves a type of martyrdom, a dying to self. “There have been some people in Christian history, ...
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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TAPESTRY: ‘Dusk’ of an old era, ‘Dawn’ of a new
Kudos to Al Burch for receiving the Walter J. and Ermalee Hickel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The award is given to individuals who have made “exceptional contributions to the management of Alaska’s coastal and ocean resources,” says a press release from th...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abba Father has unique location and ministry
Located in the heart of downtown Kodiak across from the boat harbor, Abba Father Christian Fellowship is on the periphery of the more established neighborhood churches. Many of the people who walk through its doors are transients: fishermen passing through, Coastguardsmen on cutters or patrols on...
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Tapestry: Samoan Dancers share, preserve tradition
Call it what you want — a melting pot, a tossed salad, a smoothie that retains the flavor of its ingredients. Kodiak is a blending of cultures: the Alutiiq, the First People; the Russians, perhaps the first Europeans to step foot on Kodiak Island soil; Scandinavians, Germans, Filipinos, Japanese,...
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Calvary Chapel has church in Bells Flats
It started with a couple of ladies meeting with Azarias and Stacy Basamania in their home, and now the Calvary Chapel draws between 20 to 30 people on a weekly basis in its own quarters in a Bells Flats building that also houses grocery and liquor stores. The Chapel, which is pastored by Azarias,...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry: Schactler recalls trapping days
PHOTOS: BRUCE SCHACTLER as a young trapper (Photo Courtesy Bruce Schactler) Last December an old friend made a comment that I’ll never forget: “Something’s missing. Kodiak doesn’t have the vibrancy and pizazz it once had.” I had to agree. Although Kodiak is still an exciting, vibrant place to liv...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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