Category: Faith

Communion in a time of QUARANTINE

“For times like these, when our heart feels too sorely pressed, this comfort of the Lord’s Supper is given to bring us new strength and refreshment.” Martin Luther in The Large Catechism As we find ourselves in this time of orders to “Stay Home,… Continue Reading “Communion in a time of QUARANTINE”

A Reflection for Holy Week

April 10, 2019 I am stepping away from the typical sermon this week and giving you more of a short reflection as we enter one of the most sacred weeks of the church year. The gospel of Luke can speak for itself and appears… Continue Reading “A Reflection for Holy Week”

Here is Real Magic by Nate Staniforth: A Review

I first heard about this book on Rob Bell’s podcast, the Robcast. He interviewed the author and I was compelled to read it. What is it about wonder and mystery that draws us in? What is it that curates our desire for something that… Continue Reading “Here is Real Magic by Nate Staniforth: A Review”

Book Review: Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber

In her latest book, Nadia Bolz-Weber, opens up a topic that many in the church attempt to stay clear from. While the entire basis of our life on earth is contingent upon our ability to have sex, it has often times been a taboo… Continue Reading “Book Review: Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber”

Living in the Mystery

It has been quite a while since I read The Shack  by Wm. Paul Young. I recall being touched by it when I first read it, and was kind of excited to find out that it was being made into a movie. I am not… Continue Reading “Living in the Mystery”

Old Scratch: a Review

A Review of Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubter and the Disenchanted by Richard Beck. Before I picked up this book, I had never heard of the term Old Scratch when referring to the Devil. Richard Beck, a psychology professor, introduces the… Continue Reading “Old Scratch: a Review”

Pushing It To The Next Level

Here we go!!! A funny thing happened along the way as I look towards turning 40. No, I am not there yet, but it is less than a year away! I started running about 9 years ago, and at that time it was more… Continue Reading “Pushing It To The Next Level”

Ground Control to Major Tom

Those were some of the first words that I recall hearing while attending U2’s 360° Tour a few years ago. If my memory serves me right it kicked off the wonderful evening that was about to ensue as Bono, The Edge, Adam, and Larry… Continue Reading “Ground Control to Major Tom”

Confirmation Celebration!

What a wonderful day we had this past Sunday. Of course we had the opportunity to sing A Mighty Fortress is Our God, because after all it was Reformation Sunday, but we also had the opportunity to celebrate with six confirmands whom had the… Continue Reading “Confirmation Celebration!”