Tragedy most often feels distant. Bad things happen: Perhaps a hurricane, or a tornado, or an accident, or a mass shooting, and we feel sympathy, and we wish it hadn’t … Continue reading One of the shooting victims in Thousand Oaks sang at Trinity last year…
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At our sophomore day away about a month ago, we spent time talking about our faith questions. We had great questions from our 10th graders! But we couldn’t get to … Continue reading 10th Grade Faith Questions Part IV
Americans head to the polls tomorrow for an election that many believe will be one of the most significant elections held during a non-presidential campaign year. Our nation has become … Continue reading Why We Vote…Not How We Vote
I just have to pause and reflect on this past weekend at Trinity. It was crazy-fun. There was so much stuff happening here that it was hard to keep straight … Continue reading A Weekend in Fellowship Hall
One of our favorite family vacations has been to a place called St. George Island. It is a small island, a couple of miles off the coast of the Florida … Continue reading Our Connectedness
There are days when the world seems pretty upside-down and unexpected. Did Nancy Williams from Owatonna High School, (who is, by the way, one of my heroes) really talk about … Continue reading Not The Way It Will Be For You
At their confirmation retreat a couple of weeks ago, our 10th graders had the opportunity to ask faith questions about things they were still wondering about. We discussed as many … Continue reading 10th Grade Faith Questions Part III
At their confirmation retreat a couple of weeks ago, our 10th graders had the opportunity to ask faith questions about things they were still wondering about. We discussed as many … Continue reading 10th Grade Faith Questions Part II
When I was writing this sermon on Monday, I wrote about how Jesus saved us from our sins by dying on the cross for us. This is true, however when … Continue reading Jesus Changes Everything!
This past Sunday, our 10th graders did a mini-retreat as they prepared for their Affirmation of Baptism (confirmation) that will take place on October 28th. In one of our activities, … Continue reading 10th Grade Faith Questions Part I
About 6 months ago I was looking around on YouTube and found a video from a channel called Yes Theory. In this video there were 4 guys in their mid … Continue reading God’s Love Changes Everything
We were hoping power would be restored and the lights would come back on Saturday afternoon in time for the 5pm worship service. Nope. So we moved the worship into … Continue reading The Light of Jesus was Enough