“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” This is Good News. This is confounding news. This is confusing news. This is inexplicable news. But this is Good News. Continue reading Why do you look for the living among the dead?
I had the privilege to be with the good people of St. Mark’s Lutheran in St. Paul, Nebraska today (July 21, 2019), thanks to the invitation of Pastor Steven Neal. It was a joy to be with them, to preach and worship with them, and also to gather in conversation during the fellowship hour about deacons, stewardship, the Nebraska Synod, and work we share together … Continue reading Showing Up and Being Present- a stewardship sermon for Lectionary 16 (Year C)/Pentecost 6C
I had the privilege of being with the good people of Grace Lutheran outside of Wahoo, Nebraska this morning (Sunday August 26, 2018). It was a wonderful morning, and it was an honor to be invited to preach by Pastor Glenda Ferguson. What follows is the majority of the manuscript I preached from, based on the appointed gospel lesson for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost … Continue reading “Lord, to Whom Can We Go?”
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 might be more of one or another. I invite you … Continue reading All Earth is Hopeful- an Advent Devotional for Dec. 1, 2017