Lutherans and Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed in the Small Catechism

Luther believed the Apostles’ Creed, like scripture, “speaks of Creation, Redemption and final sanctification” which, for Luther, were the “great deeds” of God. This is my outline for a teaching sermon during midweek Lenten worship at Zion Lutheran in Muscatine, Iowa. … More Lutherans and Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed in the Small Catechism

“Cleansing the Lens” – A sermon based on Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians

It’s such a sad reality that the state of our culture and the deconstruction of our society is such a cynical response to the reality of what’s happening all around us. As a people, we’ve become cynical about ourselves, our world, and our future. … More “Cleansing the Lens” – A sermon based on Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians

“The One Who is to Come? Really?” A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent

There is a danger that we can look for Jesus in all the wrong places and listen to all the wrong voices. The danger is that we look to the places of power, privilege and prestige as a sign of Jesus’ coming. But chances are pretty good that we will not see Jesus in the halls of power and prestige. … More “The One Who is to Come? Really?” A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent