Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A few weeks ago I was driving to work when I found myself with a car in my blind spot who sped up to not allow me to merge in to the next lane. This just about caused an accident, and had me almost go off the road. When I … Continue reading Merge lane
Hello everyone, this is the last of my sermon series from January at Augsburg. I hope you have enjoyed them, or at least were not bored by them. Starting next week there will be regular, and hopefully original thinking. January 24, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-io6wJYKzU Good morning my Augsburg family. May the grace and peace of the … Continue reading Pass on what we have learned
January 17, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpd5oTA8TAA “Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’” (John 1:45) Last week, I talked a little bit about how during the time of Jesus, everyone was looking for the Messiah. I … Continue reading “Arguing for the sake of heaven”
Sermon from January 10, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeB18NVAQaE&feature=youtu.be “He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’ In those days Jesus came from … Continue reading Epiphany week.
This was the sermon/teaching that was originally delivered on January 3rd, 2021: Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com “Hear the word of the LORD, O nations and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, as a shepherd a flock.” (Jeremiah 31:10) Hello, grace and peace to you my … Continue reading “There is no person, no place, that is absent from the presence of God.”
Photo by Milagros Guemes on Pexels.com In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’” John’s clothes … Continue reading Advent: Love
The church frequently reports extraordinary things, and sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous. Therefore, I advise you not to accuse your brother Roricus unjustly in your heart, and not to move beyond the bounds in speaking depraved words about him. God knows that you do not act rightly in this matter. … Continue reading “…sometimes they are exaggerated beyond the truth and become ludicrous.”
Photo by Jonathan Meyer on Pexels.com Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed … Continue reading Advent: Hope
A few months ago I realized I wanted to learn more about the mystics of the Middle Ages (well, pre and post Middle Ages as well). I realized that the only parts of church history I am aware of, or writings of church fathers, are centralized around the men of the past. And for myself, … Continue reading “The Nature of God”
A few months ago my wife and I were out on a rare night she wasn't working for dinner and drinks. Usually when it's just the two of us, our conversations can get pretty interesting. My wife usually enjoys coming up with questions for both of us to answer that range from the superficial, "would … Continue reading Wrecked.