I had the privilege of being with the good people of American Lutheran Church in Ashland, Nebraska today. I was invited by friend and pastor Steve Lindley to preach on stewardship, using this week’s appointed lessons especially Matthew 25:14-30 and Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I
I had the pleasure of being with the good people of Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend preaching both on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th, 2017. I am grateful for Pastor Eric Lesher and the stewardship team’s invitation to preach. What follows is the majority of the manuscript that I preached
To all my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day! May your day of celebration be a day of fun with friends and family, but also a day of reflection about why we are celebrating. To help with the reflecting part of your day, and because it’s Tuesday, on the blog that means that it is time
I was invited to preach this past weekend by my wife, Pastor Allison Siburg, at our congregation, Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Nebraska. When I was invited weeks ago, I was excited because the lectionary readings (Epiphany 4A) included a few of my favorites. That invitation, however, came before the refugee ban. In the midst of
As I have done in previous Lents I am sharing a daily reflection as part of my Lenten discipline. This year I am using the “Wilderness Wanderings” theme compiled by the “Lent Photo a Day” group. The word appointed for today is “Law.” Within ministry, theology, and seminary there is this dialectic of law and gospel.
I haven’t been blogging as much as I like to lately. I think that might mean that my plate might actually be full? Well, none the less, I need to be blogging more. There has been so much to digest and confront lately. To begin this post, consider this take from another person who sums