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Peter Vs. The Volcano … and I lost!

Can they really cancel your flight while you’re ½ way across the north Atlantic Ocean?  Apparently so! As many of you know, I was off to South Africa via Amsterdam to preach at a pastor’s conference north of Johannesburg.  And all of a sudden, that naughty little volcano in Iceland (who’s name no one can…
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Confessions of a Traveling Pastor

Even though I’m in Minneapolis & preaching most Sundays, if you follow me on facebook or twitter, you’ll see that between Monday-Sat, I’m all over the U.S.  A few months ago, it was Australia & Switzerland.  This May it’s South Africa. Of course, I’m also finishing up a particularly crazy stretch of domestic events… (In…
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Come see our newest Documentary: “Mourning into Dancing”

  I hope that everyone has been enjoying our teaching series:  “When Life Gives You Lemons.”  I think we’ve all had bad things happen to us; so, there’s something so cathartic about talking and laughing about it. Of course, if you weren’t here for Week Two of the series, we gave away huge boxes of…
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Brett Favre’s Daughter at Substance?

  Yes indeed, Brett Favre is coming to the Minnesota Vikings.  Who would have thought? Of course, many of you know that I grew up in Central Wisconsin where they literally worship the Packers.  As pastor Lombardi once said… I mean coach Lombardi:  “The three most important things in life are family, religion, and the…
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Jesus, Peter Haas, & Craig Groeschel

  Well, I got to live out a dream of sorts.  As many of you know, I’m a big Craig Groeschel fan.  And if you don’t know who he is, well… he’s the pastor of the amazing and innovative lifechurch.tv.  He’s a younger guy (40’s) yet they already have a bazillion campuses.  Seriously, this guy…
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G’day from Hillsong Australia

I’m blogging from Hillsong Church in Australia right now. And I am totally inspired. For those of you who don’t know, Hillsong is perhaps the most influential contemporary worship church of the last century. (In fact, Hillsong United has been topping the secular itunes downloads for the last few weeks). Their songs are being played…
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Another Star Tribune Article!

  We just got more great publicity from the Star Tribune!  How cool is that?!  The article was on churches that market themselves through Twitter and Facebook.  Of course, a photograph of me and Substance was randomly put into the article.  Talk about random!  People started calling me last Sunday saying:  “Pastor… what a cool little…
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Are you an American Idol Fan?

Are you an American Idol Fan? I told myself:  “Peter, you are not gonna watch that this year.”  And of course, for some reason, I got sucked in again.  Last year, the worship pastor of one of my mentor pastors got into the finals (remember Chris Sligh).  So, of course, I had to vote. After…
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Happy Birthday Carolyn

My wife and I started dating over 17 years ago!We’re celebrating her 34th birthday today.And that means, we’ve been together for more years than we’ve been apart.Isn’t that crazy?In fact, for her 17th birthday, I bought her a cassette tape of a band called “The Cure.”(And, if you don’t know what a cassette tape is,…
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“Stinkin’ Cool Pastors” Alert

Last Night I just hung out with some pastor friends, Tory and Elizabeth Farina.Talk about a fun couple!Seriously, every time I hang with them they make me feel like a million bucks (that’s a nice skill when you’re a pastor).As for me:I have an ability to make people around me more sarcastic.And, yes, that’s a…
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