Faith, Hope, and Money (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. We're in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign, and today's theme was "Giving to God of our Income Changes Everything." The theme scripture reading was 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.  There was once a couple, Alex and Morgan. In their … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Money (Sermon)

Invited to the Banquet

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today. The gospel reading was Matthew 22:1-14.  As Lutherans, we talk a lot about grace, God’s love freely given. We understand that grace is God’s primary way of relating to us. Relying on insights that Luther rediscovered in Paul’s letters, we teach that Christ’s death … Continue reading Invited to the Banquet

Snapshots of My Depression #12: Not the Best Man

This is one in a series of posts I’m calling “Snapshots of my Depression.” These are memories of times in my life when my mental illness manifested itself in one way or another. It's been a while since I posted one of these "Snapshots." I thought maybe it was time to dust off this series, … Continue reading Snapshots of My Depression #12: Not the Best Man