“A man and a woman were walking along a crowded sidewalk in New York City. Suddenly, the woman, who was a zoologist, said, ‘Listen to the lovely sound of that cricket,’ but the man could not hear the sound. He asked: “How can you possibly hear a cricket, in the middle of all of this noise, and … More What We Listen For
I have a confession to make: I am easily tempted. Yes, it’s true. It could be ice cream. Or it could be potato chips. (You see, I don’t discriminate, I like both the sweet and the salty.) Or it could be a new, really cool electronic device that does something amazing (that I probably don’t … More Temptation
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” – … More Nominate a Candidate for Faith Formation Pastor or Deacon
There is a whole series of psychological exams that students at our seminaries have to undertake. These exams dig deep into our family history, our personality characteristics and our sense of call to become a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. When I went through this process, I had to go to a … More Right Here, Right Now
Tens of millions of people sat glued to their televisions on April 29, 2011 to watch the wedding of the decade. This was the day that Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. (Ok, just a moment of honesty here…who remembers watching it? Yeah, I thought so. I did too…I’m not particularly proud of that, … More Invitation
A question I am frequently asked now is “How is the dog?” Many of you are probably aware that after a great deal of family negotiation (and stalling) the Buegler family finally stepped firmly into the world of dog ownership a little over two weeks ago. To answer your question: Our dog, Kennedy, is doing well. … More Who’s Leading Who?