Looking Forward to a New Year

What has life been like this past year? Busy! Both personally and vocationally, it's been a full, rewarding year.


Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Adopted by a more than two-thirds majority vote as a social statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by the third Churchwide Assembly on August 31, 1993, at Kansas City, Missouri. Part of a series on the Social Statements of the ELCA. A complete copy of this social statement can be found here. There … Continue reading Freed in Christ: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture


Abortion is a hot-button issue in Chritianity. What is the stance of the ELCA on the issue?

The Death Penalty

In this social statement, the ELCA examines the arguments for and against the death penalty, and attempts to address the needs of a broken, violent world struggling to fashion order out of chaos.

Sermon–May 11, 2014–Easter 4A

Fourth Sunday in Easter A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Yesterday, AMC showed the movie, “The Last Samurai”. Leaving behind the issue I have with a movie made in 2003 being shown on a channel called “American Movie Classics”, it's actually a pretty … Continue reading Sermon–May 11, 2014–Easter 4A