Less than a month ago, I stood, along with 19 other folks from Trinity, at “the doors.” That is, the doors to the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany.  It was at these doors on October 31, 1517, that a priest and theology professor, Dr. Martin Luther, nailed the 95 theses up as a public condemnation … More 501

Luther500 Germany Trip: Maps & Directions

The Luther500 group is having a great experience so far.  Yesterday was spent exploring Wittenberg, our adopted home for the week.  There was morning prayer, a city tour, a workshop on modern Germany and reunification, dinner and evening prayer. Today was the first of our two “travel days.”  Seven members of our group visited the … More Luther500 Germany Trip: Maps & Directions

A Global Reformation: Looking Forward

The news release begins with the words: “Lutherans from around the world and ecumenical guests gathered at the Sam Nujoma stadium, in Windhoek, Namibia for the global commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.”(1) These people have gathered for the annual meeting of the Lutheran World Federation, when leaders and representatives from all of … More A Global Reformation: Looking Forward

The Mobile Reformation

When I think of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, my mind immediately spins back to 8th grade confirmation, and the hours spent trying to memorize Luther’s meanings to the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed and the 10 Commandments. The Small Catechism is still the centerpiece of our Lutheran understanding of these important elements of our Christian … More The Mobile Reformation

Remember and Reform

“Remember and Reform” John 8:31-36 Pastor Todd Buegler October 24-25, 2015 Reformation Weekend Trinity Lutheran Church Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and from Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the world!  Amen. The protestant reformation began on October 31st, 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany, when Martin Luther nailed 95 theses, … More Remember and Reform

Step Out

“Step Out” Acts 9:1-19a Pastor Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church October 25-26, 2014 <While walking in from the back of the Sanctuary dragging the tree branch…> It was the time shortly after Jesus’ resurrection, and it wasn’t safe to be a Christian. The disciples and other believers went underground. This new Christian movement had been … More Step Out