Aylan (sermon from 9/6/15 at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church)

Dear Aylan, I saw the picture of you in the news this week. I, along with the rest of the world, saw you there – lying on the beach, your body lifeless. Your little red shirt and blue shorts, tiny tennis-shoes. At first my mind didn’t understand what I was seeing until my eyes scanned the … More Aylan (sermon from 9/6/15 at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church)

Okay, God, What Next? (a sermon from June 28, 2015)

I was ordained almost sixteen years ago.  I had a shiny new call in hand from a little church in Western New York and planned the ordination service at my home church – Good Shepherd Lutheran in Henning, Minnesota.  My pastor from all my growing up years, Rev. Darrell Vetter, preached.  Bishop Arlen Hermodson of … More Okay, God, What Next? (a sermon from June 28, 2015)