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
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?
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
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