Sacred Passages

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased (Luke 3:22) Jesus was baptized at about 30 years of age. At this age, according to Mosaic law, he could be baptized into priesthood.  Scripture doesn’t give us a lot of glimpses into Jesus’ life before this moment and it’s not … More Sacred Passages

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)

The Church

I spend a lot of time trying to understand the church. There are so many things I love about the church.  Here, I will list just a few: 1.  I love the stained glass and the old architecture of churches.  When churches are busy and full of life, that is great, but I’m also partial … More The Church