But the history of the church is also one of an ever-expanding tent that will not stop until it covers every people, every group, every outcast.
Seventh Sunday after Epiphany A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Leviticus 19:1-8 Psalm 119:33-46 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 Matthew 5:38-48 Last summer, I worked for six weeks as a counselor for Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler, a program that invites high school youth from across the country to live on campus, engage … Continue reading Sermon–February 23, 2014–Epiphany 7A
I had a conversation with an older gentleman after church today. He told me about his experiences with other denominations while looking for a church. Hearing his story, I invited him to Pub Theology next week because the topic is “Christian Unity and How to Deal with 'Those' People” (we needed a catchy tag-line that … Continue reading What Makes a True Believer?
Last night, a meeting was held for the parents of children who will be participating in Confirmation classes this year. At the meeting, Pastor stressed that Confirmation was not just an activity on the checklist with other activities children participate in, like soccer, swimming, music lessons, cheer-leading, etc. Confirmation, he said, focuses on building and … Continue reading Community of Faith