Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com As I have been back working in the church for the past year, one of the things that keeps coming up in conversations is discipleship. It is one of those words that can be said by any number of Christians and have a very different meaning each time it may … Continue reading People’s History: Discipleship
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com A number of years ago I was introduced to the concept of justice as a concept of, "how the world should be not how the world actually works." I can't say for sure if I had read that, or if it had come out from a conversation with my … Continue reading People’s History: Justice
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com We tend to equate hospitality with parties and social gatherings or gracious resorts and expensive restaurants. To us hospitality is an industry, not a practice, one that summons Martha Stewart to mind more quickly than Jesus Christ. But to ancient Christians hospitality was a virtue, part of the love of … Continue reading People’s History: Hospitality
Cover A few weeks ago I finally finished reading A People's History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass. Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some thoughts born out of it. I'm sad how late to the game I am with this book, but excited I finally arrived. If like me, you're not as … Continue reading A People’s History
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
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.”
I have been silent on here for a while. The year started with some bad news for my wife and I, and I didn't have the heart to write. Then I thought of a series for Lent, but we found out we were going to have to move from Columbus to Northwest Ohio. Then a … Continue reading Forward.
Her bookshelf For everyone who has waited patiently and been praying faithfully, here is the latest: our social worker returned from a trip to Malawi this week to explore the barriers to obtaining visas. The adoption process is smooth with Malawi but the US counselor is reluctant to grant visas without a letter from the … Continue reading Adoption Update