The Reign of God

"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."

Sermon–March2, 2014–Transfiguration A

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

ELCA Social Statements

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

Sermon–January 26, 2014–Epiphany 3A

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