I wonder what comes to mind for you when you hear the word “evangelism”? Do you think about street corner preachers calling out phrases such as “repent and be saved”? Do you get a picture in your mind of the television evangelist in an expensive suit on the stage of a stadium-size church? Do you … More Evangelism (a sermon from 1/19/14)
The new presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Elizabeth Eaton, wrote a humorous story in the Lutheran magazine that just came out. She writes, “A first-call candidate assigned to the Northeastern Ohio Synod came to me about an interesting encounter she had with a waitress. The waitress admired our candidate’s Luther Rose … More Reformation
Since I wrote my last post, the sermon I gave this last Sunday at my church: “Okay, God, What Next?”, I’ve received some comments from friends that I was brave to preach that sermon which stated my complete support of the Supreme Court decision that all gay and lesbian people deserve the legal right to … More Brave?
I have an affection for country churches and I’ve been trying to figure out how to channel this into something that can be shared with any who might be interested as I am. Perhaps it will turn into a separate blog but for now I’m going to share some of my country church adventures here. … More Upsala Lutheran Church, Calloway, MN