Sermon–September 29, 2013–Pentecost 19C

Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost C Invited to preach at Lebanon Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL, my home congregation. Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 There is an interesting, and almost certainly false, legend about Martin Luther. It is said that, while looking out of his window one day, he quipped, "Even if … Continue reading Sermon–September 29, 2013–Pentecost 19C

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The Unfortunate Necessity of the Magisterial Reformation

Last year, in a post of my own, I referenced an argument made by my friend Jon about why he would not be celebrating Reformation Day. Reformation Day in many Protestant Churches is celebrated on the Sunday before October 31, the day that, according to legend, the Roman Catholic monk and professor Martin Luther nailed a debate … Continue reading The Unfortunate Necessity of the Magisterial Reformation