Month: May 2017

Unity in Christ

May 28, 2017 John 17:1-11 I am going to let you in on a little secret! I get a little uncomfortable when people do not get along with one another. At times, I can just walk away from the situation and perhaps pray for…

Are You an Advocate?

John 14:15-21 When you grow up as a white heterosexual male in a middle-class family most everything you need is within your grasp. You are in the majority and there is very little that you can do to erase that privilege you receive when…

Who?

May 14, 2017 John 14:1-14 About ten years ago, I was entranced into the candidacy process for the ELCA. I did not know what God had in store for me in the future. In the present, I sensed a call to ordained ministry and…

Life of Abundance

May 7, 2017 John 10:1-10 What does it mean to have an abundant life? Is it something that is promised only in the future? Or, is it something that we can live into right here and now? This Sunday has come to be known…

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders: A Review

Be prepared for you mind to be stretched and your heart to be tugged. Many of us wonder what it must be like once we leave this earthly world at the time of our death. As a Christian, I have faith in the Risen…

Christ Shows Up!

Luke 24:13-35 We were walking long before we got into cars to drive anywhere. Walking was Jesus’ and the disciples chief form of transportation. Walking is healthy and can burn a lot of calories. No wonder we have many stories of Jesus sitting down…