“Faith is moving forward.” “God has a plan for us.” “Let’s go.” Now, these words are from a drama. They are not actually found in the scriptures. The truth is, … Continue reading Rethinking Judgment
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On November 2, 2011, White House press secretary, Jay Carney was asked a question during a routine press briefing. He was asked to explain the president’s belief that government should … Continue reading Right Here…Right Now…
I don’t normally spend a lot of time in this space talking about programs, or doing “promotion.” But occasionally, something comes up that has such a power and impact that … Continue reading Young Adults Who Change Lives
Sometimes good stories trigger memories: When I think of “The Wizard of Oz,” I think of getting to eat dinner in front of the TV…something that otherwise never happened in … Continue reading To See or Not To See
I recently read a story by Pastor JoAnn Post about her niece. This precocious 5-year old was asked to lead table grace at Christmas dinner. But instead of simply jumping … Continue reading Justified
Dear Trinity friends, Thanks to the Trinity members who came to the special congregational meeting on Monday night. There, we updated and discussed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against … Continue reading An Update after Monday’s Congregational Meeting
Grace and peace to you from God our creator, and from Jesus, who heals. Amen. In 2008 a young Australian woman, Hailey Bartholomew, found that she just wasn’t enjoying life. … Continue reading How Are You?
Dear friends, Two weeks ago, I was made aware of allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by James Oakland, who served as an associate pastor at Trinity from 1976 … Continue reading An Important Announcement for Trinity Members
A common business, or investment principle is “risk vs. reward.” This involves determining how much cost, or risk a businessperson is comfortable taking, in order to maximize the reward. The … Continue reading Life Lessons from the Cornfield: Risk vs. Reward
The school buses are back. This week, during my commute to work, I found myself yielding extra space to the large yellow carriers of our children as they make their … Continue reading Days of Transition
Five years ago yesterday, I walked in to Trinity Lutheran Church for the first time as its pastor. From one perspective seems like those five years have just flown by. … Continue reading Reflections on My First 5 Years at Trinity