Tag: faith formation

God’s Saving Work is For Us and for All- a blessing to be shared and stewarded! – a Stewardship Sermon for Lent 2A

It was a joy to be with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska today (Sunday March 8, 2020). Thank you Pastor Erin Dunlavy for the invitation and to the whole congregation for the warm welcome. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based especially on John 3:1-17

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“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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