You never know how the Holy Spirit is going to shake things up.
Everything we did at synod assembly was about witnessing our faith to others and sharing it. And that, unfortunately, is where the trouble began.
When we stop wallowing in insecurity and throwing up walls around the way we think things should be done, we suddenly discover that all those people we were afraid of—all those “other” things and ways of thinking out there really aren't a threat. And neither are the people who hold them.
"There's nothing comforting about the appearance of the Holy Spirit, and there's certainly nothing comforting about why the Holy Spirit comes in the first place."
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