With Full Confidence

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 […]

Nominate a Candidate for Faith Formation Pastor or Deacon

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;  and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God […]

When God says “Go”

One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1981 blockbuster, “Raiders of The Lost Ark,” where Indiana Jones discovers the Ark of the Covenant, the 4-foot long container holding the […]

No Trinity Intern Next Year

We received the unfortunate word last week that Trinity will not be assigned an intern for the 2018-2019 school year. Seminary education is changing rapidly and looks very different than […]

The Best Day Ever*

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 […]

Always the Skeptic

Imagine trying to convince someone that you’re alive.  I’m not talking about trying to look alert to your pastor after you’ve fallen asleep during a sermon.  (We see everything up […]

Trinity’s Call Committee Formed

Trinity has formed its Call Committee to seek a person who will provide leadership to our faith formation ministries. The congregational council reviewed names of individuals with a broad generational […]

Seen, Known and Loved

There is a fundamental truth that I think we can all agree on:  In life, you don’t always get what you expect.  We get certain ideas, or visions in our […]

Don’t Miss the Middle

Once upon a time, I would take families on a spring break mission trip to work at Westhaven Children’s Home in Jamaica.  (I actually still do this.  Look for the […]

Reality Check

I love a parade!  I consider myself now, something of an expert in parades.  With several years under my belt of having two sons in the Owatonna Marching Band; I’ve […]