“Called to the Witness Stand!”

Third Sunday of Advent 17 December 2017 (Isaiah 61:1-4; 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28) “Called to the Witness Stand!” I really like John the Baptist! Not so much the well-manicured, every-whisker-in-place guy we sometimes dress up for our Christmas pageants. Rather, I prefer the loud-voiced mammoth out in the wildness trying … More “Called to the Witness Stand!”

“Earthquake! Oz! Three-year-old Theology!”

First Sunday of Advent 3 December 2017 (Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37) “Earthquake! Oz! Three-year-old Theology!” Just as we sat down for Thanksgiving dinner, my three-year-old grandson, sitting directly on my left, began singing Jingle Bells. “Grandpa, help me sing,” Jaxon says to me, “it’s Christmas!” I said, “But, Jaxon, today … More “Earthquake! Oz! Three-year-old Theology!”

“Risky Business!”

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 19 November 2017 (Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25: 14-30) “Risky Business!” If you heard my sermon last week, you may remember that I pleaded with you not to take the parables we find in the Gospels and keep beating them with a hose until there is … More “Risky Business!”

“Martin and Katie’s Unexpected Adventure” (skit for Reformation)

MARTIN & KATIE’S UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE St. James Lutheran Church – Gettysburg, PA Reformation Day – 2017 (a skit for Reformation) Mike. (Just beginning his sermon): “Well, today is a special day as we celebrate the 500 anniversary of the . . . (there is pounding at the door of the worship space. The door opens … More “Martin and Katie’s Unexpected Adventure” (skit for Reformation)