Water Always Wins

June 6, 1965, 57 years ago today, my parents brought me to the baptismal font at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis. There, they held me over the font while Pastor Gordon Bergin poured water over my head 3 times: “In the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, and in … More Water Always Wins

Sneaky Jesus

Sister Helen Prejean is the Catholic nun who wrote the book Dead Man Walking, the story of her experience as a spiritual advisor to a man on death row. We might assume that Sister Helen ended up in this position because, well, she is a nun, and don’t nuns often end up serving the people … More Sneaky Jesus

Nope. Never Again.

The power of water is an amazing thing to witness. Certainly, we saw that earlier this week.  The heavy rains Thursday and the flooding between here and Rochester were a stark reminder of what water can do. At an earlier stage of my life, I spent a lot of time on the water, in canoes. … More Nope. Never Again.

To Be Born Again

“To Be Born Again” Rev. Todd Buegler Trinity Lutheran Church May 30-31, 2015 John 3:1-17 Grace and peace to you, from God our Creator and from our Lord and risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. There are times when life gets a little stale, boring and empty, when you do the same things over and over … More To Be Born Again