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faith in community · 6d ago

Holy Week

There are just a few things I want to remember, from Holy Week this year.I want to remember how windy it was, while we were standing outside, waiting to go in on Palm Sunday.  I want to reme...
faith in community · 2W ago

A Day

It is a beautiful day here.  Everyone says so.  On my local Christian radio station, they are singing the praises of this day, with its mild temperatures, blue skies and low humidity.  It is...
faith in community · 3W ago

Close Encounters with Jesus: Lazarus (and his family)

Sermon for Lent 5, Year AJohn 11:1-45                     “Do you believe this?”            This is the heart of it, isn’t it?  Everything that comes before, and everything that comes after ...
faith in community · 4W ago

Dirt

At this moment there is a small container of dirt in my office.It has to do with the children's message on Sunday.  Wracking my brain for an idea for the complicated gospel reading about the...
faith in community · 4W ago

Decisions Theology

Some people in my church just started an adult study of the Apostle's Creed.  A room full of Lutherans, we are studying a document we know pretty well, mining the depths of something simple....
faith in community · 4W ago

Close Encounters with Jesus: The Man Born Blind

John 9:1-41/ Lent 4 Year A            Dear friends in Christ, dear people of Grace, grace ...
faith in community · 1M ago

Close Encounters with Jesus: the Woman at the Well

Lent 3 Year AJohn 4:5-42                      It’s the longest recorded conversation Jesus had with anyone in any of the Gospels.              It is full of deep theology, humor, and human i...
faith in community · 1M ago

Details from the Woman at the Well

There are a lot of interesting details in the story of Jesus and the woman at the well.  And I love looking at details.  I don't know if it is my shady past as an English major, or my love o...
faith in community · 1M ago

Evangelical

It was Saturday morning.  I was drinking coffee and having a breakfast sandwich in a local...
faith in community · 1M ago

Close Encounters with Temptation

Matthew 4:1-11            One thing you can say for sure about the devil:  he shows up.   ...