I am one of those people who strongly resists playing Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong…I love Christmas music. But I can only handle one holiday at … Continue reading A “Christian Christmas?”
As I write this, it’s 11:25pm local time in Wittenberg, Germany. Our group arrived in Wittenberg about 4.5 hours ago. Since then, we moved in to our housing, shred in … Continue reading Luther500 Germany Trip Days 1 & 2
Has there ever been something that you really, really wanted…or maybe even something that you needed…and you just couldn’t quite get there? Maybe it’s a goal…or a hope…but it’s something … Continue reading So Close
In Trinity’s “Messenger” newsletter for August, I wrote about the experience of re-discovering the Book of Romans this summer as a part of our “Love Letters” summer sermon series. Here … Continue reading Romans in 29 Days
On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the podium and delivered his famous, “I Have … Continue reading Free
In the evening, when Lori and I sit on the couch and we flip on the TV, I’ll surf up or down the channel lineup. It drives Lori a bit … Continue reading Flipping Hearts
Typically, when a pastor at Trinity preaches a sermon, it is on the Gospel text that is assigned for a given week in the “Revised Common Lectionary.” The Lectionary is … Continue reading Love Letters: A Sermon Series
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?
It was pretty weird today when I drove past the grounds of the Steele County Free Fair. Partially disassembled rides were lined up on the site of the midway, there were … Continue reading Aftermath
One of my favorite authors, Henri Nouwen wrote: Jesus is God-with-us, Emmanuel. The great mystery of God becoming human is God’s desire to be loved by us. By becoming a … Continue reading Paper Thin
It’s been a busy couple of weeks with the “Trinity: Next Steps” process beginning, but I’m excited to be able to get back to taking a look at some of … Continue reading Worthy?