In the evening, when Lori and I sit on the couch and we flip on the TV, I’ll surf up or down the channel lineup. It drives Lori a bit nuts, but as often as not, when channel-surfing, I’ll stop when I run across one of those house-flipping shows. You know the ones, where they … More Flipping Hearts
Typically, when a pastor at Trinity preaches a sermon, it is on the Gospel text that is assigned for a given week in the “Revised Common Lectionary.” The Lectionary is a set of readings that takes a congregation through a large portion of the scriptures over a 3-year period. There is also an old testament … More Love Letters: A Sermon Series
I’ve noticed an almost universal reaction when the topic of the elections, especially the presidential election comes up. There is a sigh…sometimes the rolling of the eyes, and the statement: “I can’t WAIT for this election to be over.” Election exhaustion. We’re all there. It’s a long enough process as it is, but this year … More Who To Vote For?
It was pretty weird today when I drove past the grounds of the Steele County Free Fair. Partially disassembled rides were lined up on the site of the midway, there were still random booths that were up, waiting to be disassembled, and a whole set of semi-trucks were parked along 18th, waiting to depart for their … More Aftermath
One of my favorite authors, Henri Nouwen wrote: Jesus is God-with-us, Emmanuel. The great mystery of God becoming human is God’s desire to be loved by us. By becoming a vulnerable child, completely dependent on human care, God wants to take away all distance between the human and the divine. I’ve always both dreaded and … More Paper Thin
It’s been a busy couple of weeks with the “Trinity: Next Steps” process beginning, but I’m excited to be able to get back to taking a look at some of the great questions that came in a few weeks ago as a part of my sermon on the power of faith-questions. The question we’re taking … More Worthy?