Matthew 17:1-9 One of the things Christina learned very early on in our marriage in relation to our kid’s, is the importance of bedtime. That, while bedtime can certainly, at times, be one of the most life-draining times of the day as a parent, it is by far one of the most life-giving. Both for … More The Courage to Follow: Transfiguration
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 16 February 2020 (Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37) “The Unfinished Work of Love!” Several years ago when we were working on our Welcome Statement here at St. James, I had put some comments in writing as to how strongly I felt that all persons, without exception, are … More “The Unfinished Work of Love!”
Matthew 5:13-20 As many of you know, especially those of you who follow me on Facebook, I spent last week on continuing education, completing the second intensive week of the ELCA’s senior pastor training program. So early last Tuesday morning, like 3am early, I pulled myself out of bed, grabbed two cups of coffee to … More Be Salt, Be Light.
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 2 February 2020 (Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12) “Taking God Seriously!” When Herbert Chilstrom, the first presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) died two weeks ago (January 19), there was an outpouring of emotion describing this man’s courage in taking on the challenges … More “Taking God Seriously!”