Gathering Together…At the Fair

Note:  This blog post was first published in the “Pastor’s Perspective” column in the Owatonna People’s Press, August 18, 2018 Perhaps this is true for you too:  Today, if I […]

At the End of Your Rope

The nerd factor in the Buegler house is fairly high.  (My wife would want you to know that the “nerd gene” is dominant on the male side of the family.) […]

Congratulations Pastor Madison on your Call to Austin

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”  – Isaiah 6:8 […]

A Summer Unlike Anything Else

One of the signs of a congregation’s healthy, vibrant ministry with young people is when its young adults serve for the summer during their college years at one of our […]

Plumb Line

You’ve heard his words.  His speech is embedded into our national culture.  On August 28, 1963, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke to a quarter million people, gathered […]

A Week of Joy, Love and Challenge

I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am.  Yes, I know, we’re not supposed to show pride, but I think that’s talking about pride within oneself. Pride of […]

This Changes Everything

As I write this, Trinity’s group of 47 youth and adult leaders are traveling to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. Right now they are somewhere in Oklahoma, and […]

Taking Church With You

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, […]

Through God’s Eyes

Life is interesting in the Buegler household, right now.  With Nathan being a high school senior this fall, he is in the thick of the college search process.  Every day […]

Trick Questions

There are things that I wonder about.  Things that keep me up at night…thinking.  Questions and problems that do not have easy answers.  Let me share a few of them […]