If Not Now

Reflections on Shuffle-Play I could sum up the gospel for this Sunday in one sentence. Here it is: We are each given gifts from God, and we are expected to do something with those gifts in order to grow them, however we can – not for the benefit of only ourselves, but for the benefit … More If Not Now

What to do When You Just Can’t Get Along… (sermon – 9/10/17)

For the better part of two years, she didn’t speak to me. When I saw her at church or downtown, she pretended not to see me. She skipped the line to shake my hand after worship. I suppose I’m normal in that I hate conflict – I loathe it with the fire of a thousand … More What to do When You Just Can’t Get Along… (sermon – 9/10/17)

Roots – (White Supremacy is Sin. Say it. Sermon 8/20/2017)

Grace and peace to you on this Lord’s day. On our trip to Norway these past couple weeks, there were 34 people plus a guide who led us through the mountains, valleys, and fjords of the southern part of Norway. It was meaningful for me to see the places where my own family members had … More Roots – (White Supremacy is Sin. Say it. Sermon 8/20/2017)

Scars

I have a scar on my index finger from a car accident back in 1996.  One minute, I was cruising down a road near Parkers Prairie and the next my car was skating across glare ice until I landed upside down in the ditch.  In the sub-zero November temperatures I assessed my situation.  My glasses … More Scars

Maundy Thursday

In many ways, this is the darkest night of the church year.  One could argue that Good Friday is darker and more solemn as it closes with Christ in the tomb, all hope lost – and yet, I would argue that it is this evening, Maundy Thursday, when the darkness presses in most deeply – … More Maundy Thursday