A Taste of the U.P.

As of this writing, I have driven 17 hours in two days. It took 11 hours to get from Columbus, Ohio to Marquette, Michigan. This morning Debbie and I met with the bishop of the Northern Great Lakes synod. Then we drove 3 hours this afternoon to northeast Wisconsin to meet with a church council … Continue reading A Taste of the U.P.


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

Trinity Lutheran Seminary Calls New President

It's official! Today, the Trinity Lutheran Seminary Board of Directors voted to approve the nomination of Pastor Rick Barger as the new seminary president. This is an exciting time for the seminary as it looks forward in its mission to form new leaders for a changing church. One word that the nominating committee used to … Continue reading Trinity Lutheran Seminary Calls New President