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…
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
This summer, a lot of us are going to load up planes, trains and automobiles and hit the road. We’ll go to the beach, to the lake, to the cabin, … Continue reading Taking Church With You
I remember the first time I was called in to a hospital room where the patient, an elderly gentleman, was dying and his family was, understandably, in crisis. I was … Continue reading With Full Confidence
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 Sometimes, you’ve just got to tell someone about your day. And I … Continue reading The Best Day Ever*
“Everything is Holy Now” Matthew 6:19-24 Pastor Todd Buegler October 12 & 13, 2016 Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the … Continue reading Everything is Holy Now
I’ve noticed an almost universal reaction when the topic of the elections, especially the presidential election comes up. There is a sigh…sometimes the rolling of the eyes, and the statement: … Continue reading Who To Vote For?
I’m in my office this morning as I write this, looking out the window and watching the kids who are a part of our VBS program playing games on the church’s … Continue reading How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Orlando
I love to read. I really do. One of my very favorite times is when I get to sit down for an hour or two and just read. And books … Continue reading Heart Reading
I had a conversation not long ago with someone and eventually the conversation wandered into the topic of prayer. The person told me: “I don’t really like to pray.” “Why … Continue reading Understanding vs. Doing
This is another in the occasional series of posts responding to faith questions people wrote early last fall: The question: “It is promised in the Bible that we will not … Continue reading Does God Give You More Than You Can Handle?
On Friday, January 2, John Petersburg will begin his second term at the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he will serve as the legislator from our district. Since 1997, John … Continue reading Mr. Petersburg Goes to St. Paul