“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, … Continue reading Seeing Each Other
Husband, father, reader, guitar player, pastor, a person who is really banking on that whole grace thing!
The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week. The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a … Continue reading Nope. Never Again.
I remember the stories. I heard them growing up. In Sunday School, in our home, at my grandparents’ farm, these became stories that helped shape me. The creation story The … Continue reading A New Sermon Series: Bible Stories to Love and Remember
I am very excited to introduce to you, Pastor Cindy Halvorson, who will begin serving as Trinity’s part-time visitation pastor on July 1st. Many of you probably know Pastor Cindy. … Continue reading Welcoming Pastor Cindy Halvorson
According to the 2016 Consumer Automotive Index, 87% of Americans dislike buying cars. 87%! That’s an incredible number. In fact, this study goes deeper: 56% of Americans would rather clean … Continue reading Behind the Curtain
Last weekend, the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America met for its annual “assembly” at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Every year, representatives and leaders … Continue reading When God’s People Gather
Today is a windy day. As I’m writing this, I can look out of the windows of my office and see the trees on the front lawn of the church … Continue reading Deep Roots
You may be familiar with the “pay it forward” phenomenon which has hit drive-thru lines at fast-food places and coffee shops in the last few years. One person will go … Continue reading Pay it Forward
A centennial celebration is a significant day…a milestone in the life of a congregation. And on this important day, to mark this milestone, I have written a letter, which I … Continue reading A Letter to my Successor
On Sunday, a new book chronicling the 100 year history of Trinity Lutheran Church will be released as a part of the Trinity100 Festival Worship service. Let Us All Be … Continue reading “Let Us All Be Builders” Releases Sunday
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! I hear those words and they stir memories. I remember hearing the pastor say those words when I was a child at Diamond … Continue reading Remember…
A number of years ago, I was in New Orleans for a continuing education conference. I was in the hotel lobby, deep in conversation with a colleague after the evening … Continue reading A Turn in the Story