Driving in the Dark

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness--on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 Fear me--I learned to drive in Chicago. Though I have since turned it down a notch, I can still scare Debbie with my crazy Chicago driving habits, especially if … Continue reading Driving in the Dark

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Light and Warmth

It is really cold in my apartment. The wind outside is blowing against the building at 22 miles per hour, and it is -9 degrees Fahrenheit out there. Doors are frozen shut all around town. When I walked outside for just a few minutes, my eyes watered from the stinging and my tears nearly froze … Continue reading Light and Warmth

Sermon–December 25, 2011–Christmas III

The Nativity of Our Lord Preached at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI, while on Internship. Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4 John 1:1-14 One of the things preachers do when we write a sermon is to see what other people have written. I was particularly impressed by what the Rev. Dr. George Hermanson had … Continue reading Sermon–December 25, 2011–Christmas III

Sermon–December 11, 2011–Advent 3B

Third Sunday of Advent B Preached at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI, while on Internship. Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 “In a move to "promote greater unity" among its body and the Pike County community it serves, a small Kentucky church voted to ban interracial couples from membership … Continue reading Sermon–December 11, 2011–Advent 3B