We are a people of hope. Our God is not silent, and neither are we.
"The reality of the reign of God coming near has always been difficult to comprehend because we understand it as a "already/not yet" reality. The reign of God has absolutely come near, and it's effects are felt in the present. But it hasn't yet been fully realized--there is still more to come. We've only gotten a taste of it."
Transfiguration of Our Lord A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 In January of 2013, I and a group from Trinity Lutheran Seminary traveled to Israel and Palestine to spend a couple weeks touring the countries, seeing as many tourist and holy sites as … Continue reading Sermon–March2, 2014–Transfiguration A
When I moved into my church office, I found a copy of the ELCA's social statement on Criminal Justice on my desk. I haven't read it all the way through yet, but it occurred to me that, while I am familiar with all the ELCA's social statements, I've only read one cover to cover. So, … Continue reading ELCA Social Statements
Third Sunday after Epiphany A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27: 1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 When I started at Capital University, a public street ran through the center of campus. This posed a number of problems, not the least of which was the number of cars … Continue reading Sermon–January 26, 2014–Epiphany 3A