When Racism Boils Up Here

Racism is an insidious evil. Humans have been tribal since the beginning.  And tribalism served a purpose.  Tribes protected each other, shared with each other, hunted together.  It became instinctual.  We gathered within the tribe and looked outside the tribe with suspicion. That instinct still exists.  We spend time with those we are close to…those … More When Racism Boils Up Here

Departure

Dear friends, Yesterday, Trinity Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Owatonna, Minnesota, voted to call me to serve as their senior pastor.  I have decided to accept the call and so I will be resigning my position as pastor at Lord of Life. Trinity is a wonderful congregation, and this is a tremendous opportunity for … More Departure