"This is who the church is. People empowered by the good news, who take care of each other and those in need. Everything else is on the side; it's not our identity. Our identity is in God. It's in baptism. It's in the good news, the sharing. It's in our freedom to defy the norms and expectations of our culture and society to show love where it is needed most."
Sixth Sunday in Easter A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 There are some things we just don't talk about very much in Lutheran circles. Not because they're bad, or because we're bad, but we tend to focus on some things and not others. … Continue reading Sermon – May 25, 2014 – Easter 6A
Fifth Sunday in Easter A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 I seem to be on a movie reference binge these past few weeks. One of my favorite movies is August Rush. I will not hesitate to admit that the movie makes me … Continue reading Sermon – May 18, 2014 – Easter 5A
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
Two men walked the road to Emmaus...