Tag: faith formation

“Being Salty and Offering a Cup of Cool Water”

I had the privilege of being with the good people of Immanuel “Stateline” and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Parish in Wymore, Nebraska today (Sunday September 30, 2018) for their Fall Festival. I was invited to preach on stewardship by Pastor Suzanne How, and help celebrate the dedication of the congregations’ Global Farm Challenge Gifts to

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Once in Royal David’s City- an Advent devotional for Dec. 12, 2017

This Advent season I am going to reflect on a hymn or carol daily as part of my spiritual practices. I am not sure where all these reflections will take me, but in conversation with my spiritual director, I am going to leave room for both “the head stuff” and “the heart stuff.” Some days

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“The Challenge We Face, Part I”

I have decided to pick up and read a decade old book, Transforming Congregational Culture, by Anthony B. Robinson.*  As I move through this book, I intend to write a few posts along the way about either quotes that resonate with me, or about pieces I see that have especially changed (good or bad) since Robinson wrote

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