Month: March 2018

A Servant Love

March 29, 2018 Maundy Thursday I left you this past Sunday with the words of Paul from his letter to the people of Philipi: Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of… Continue Reading “A Servant Love”

Living into Holy Week

Mark 14:1-15:47 We have traveled many miles and through the millennia these past five weeks to reach our Passion Narrative from Mark today. It is a narrative that has its roots in the promises of our Jewish ancestors. It is a narrative that shatters… Continue Reading “Living into Holy Week”

God’s Promise of Forgiveness

March 18, 2018 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Every Master of Divinity student in the ELCA is required to take CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). Usually this occurs after your first year of seminary. During CPE you become a chaplain, usually in a hospital setting, and care for… Continue Reading “God’s Promise of Forgiveness”

God’s Promise of Healing

Numbers 21:4-9 These past few weeks we have heard the Word of God spoken to the people of Israel through covenants that abound with hope. We have encountered God in the remnants of  the flood and the promise of commitment that has been made with Noah… Continue Reading “God’s Promise of Healing”

A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Thanks to Englewood Review of Books for the advance copy and publishing this review. Walter Wangerin Jr. has become one of the quintessential story tellers of this day and age. His stories break through the mundane and add a personal touch to everything that he… Continue Reading “A Review: Wounds Are Where Light Enters by Walter Wangerin, Jr.”

God’s Promise of Community

Exodus 20:1-17 I don’t know about you, but the weather that we have had this past couple of weeks has lifted my spirits and fostered the notion that it is about time to start some spring cleaning. A chance to get rid of those… Continue Reading “God’s Promise of Community”