Share. Play Fair. Don’t be a Bully.

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday of Advent. The gospel lection was Luke 3:7-18. John gives some surprisingly practical advice in today’s gospel. It’s surprising to me, anyway. I mean, John is out there in the desert, shouting at those who come to him, calling them … Continue reading Share. Play Fair. Don’t be a Bully.

Like Feeding Cats

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was John 6:35, 41-51.  Martin Luther preached to his congregation one day, and he said this: I wish I could get you to pray the way that my dog goes after meat. Now, that’s a typical Martin Luther quote. It’s … Continue reading Like Feeding Cats

The Hope of the Reformation

I write a monthly article for my congregation's newsletter. I just wrote my October article today, focusing on the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. As I wrote it, I thought, "This might work well as a blog entry too." So here's an adapted version of it. For those of you who are in … Continue reading The Hope of the Reformation