The Giant Plus Sign

Growing up in south Minneapolis, when the Minneapolis Star, our afternoon newspaper would come, I’d always grab it and go straight to the comic pages.  I’m sure many of you remember the comic strip called: “Dennis the Menace.”  I always loved that one.  I don’t know…I guess I just kind of related to him in … More The Giant Plus Sign

Flipping Hearts

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

“That One Time a Bunch of 8th Graders Started a Ministry”

Trinity’s Outreach Ministry Team was getting kind of bored.  The work they were doing was important, and they felt good about it.  They are tasked with managing the distribution of funds from our benevolence/outreach budget, maintaining critical relationships with our partners and distributing funds. These partners do amazing and important ministry.  Organizations like the Steele … More “That One Time a Bunch of 8th Graders Started a Ministry”

If You Could See What God Sees: A Sermon for Confirmation

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God, who is the light of the world! Amen. Let me be the first today to say “congratulations” to all of you on this chance to affirm your baptismal vows. For most of you, baptism happened somewhere around 15, or … More If You Could See What God Sees: A Sermon for Confirmation