Increasing as I age, I become more aware of my sinful nature. It’s not as if I’m a terrible person, but I realize the powerful effect sin has on my life and the world God loves. Perhaps it is the realization I have that I have the power to destroy and great potential to create … More Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018
The vision of glory is right to hold, but it falls short because it will never point out the gaps between our sin and self-centered living. … More Vision of Glory… The Image of the Cross – A sermon for Transfiguration
Was Jonah mad because he had played by the rules, the same rules that had gotten him ahead in life? Was Jonah jealous that God would waste his time on people he refused to get to know? … More Pouting in the Pit or Preaching to the People?
As Jesus reminds us, “Be awake, keep alert; for you do not know when the time comes.” It might be today, tomorrow, or years and years awake. … More Advent I – Three Parts of the Bible We Need to Know.
https://player.fm/series/1526279/191428889 Each year, after we hear God’s promise of eternal life on All Saints’, we focus our attention on the return of the Son of Man. When we reflect our awareness to what happens around us, it seems to be fitting that following our remembrance of God’s promise on those who have already entered eternal … More “Keeping the Edges Hot” a Reflection on Matthew 25
I’m going to share a truth that we know is true, but for some reason, it’s easier for us to deny it. The truth I’m speaking of is that sometimes life just isn’t fair. It’s a reality that sooner or later we’re all going to face. It’s best that we are learning this fact while … More God’s Great Reversal – Matthew 20:1-16
How do you deal with others who have caused problems for you? Jesus has the answer. With straight talk, due process, but most of all, with grace. … More Dealing with Conflict – Matthew 15
What sort of objects blur your vision? What is grabbing so much of your attention that you are unable to realize that Jesus is right next to you? … More THE WEARY WAY: Reflections on the Road to Emmaus Story – LUKE 24:13-35
Easter isn’t something that we can prove happened. At the end of the day, Easter isn’t about the evidence of Jesus resurrection. Faith, after all, is not provable. … More Easter- Evidence or Experience? A Sermon for Easter
Isn’t just like God, you know….the God who was born in a manger, to hide what might be the most miraculous event in a simple ceremony. … More Water and the Word: Lutherans and Baptism