"It seems like an easy question. What Christian wouldn't want to give their allegiance to the kingdom of heaven? But, remember, allegiance to the kingdom of heaven can get you killed; it happened to John, it happened to the martyrs, it happened to Jesus Christ himself. If pledging our allegiance to the kingdom of heaven was as easy as pledging our allegiance to a piece of cloth, more people would do so, and gladly at that."
Third Sunday after Epiphany A Preached at Faith Lutheran Church, Three Lakes, WI. Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27: 1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 When I started at Capital University, a public street ran through the center of campus. This posed a number of problems, not the least of which was the number of cars … Continue reading Sermon–January 26, 2014–Epiphany 3A
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
Any word we use for God is just our attempt to make God human, and only God should make God human. "If you're the king, save yourself!" "No, I'd rather save you instead."-Pastor Tim Iseringhausen sermon, Christ Lutheran Church, 24 Nov 2013
Neon lights are great. They are colorful, flashy, clever, and fun. Neon says, "The party starts here!" Debbie and I found a gas station tonight on a long, empty highway, because it was lit up like a big neon blue Christmas tree. Neon grabs the eye, draws attention, and draws people in. But neon lights … Continue reading Neon and Fires