Let the Children Come

A Lenten reflection for March 12. “Let the little children come to me.” These words conjure up an image of Jesus with his arms wide open, a smile on his face, calling the little kids in the crowd to come up and to hug him, to touch him, to sit with him. It warms our … Continue reading Let the Children Come

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Kids Keep Getting Me Into Trouble

When it comes to work in the church, kids keep getting me into trouble. One of my favorite children sermons from my internship year was the story of Samuel's call. I find the story funny; Samuel keeps hearing a voice and, thinking it is Eli, keeps running and waking the poor man up. Since I … Continue reading Kids Keep Getting Me Into Trouble

Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 3

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. Read about the first week here. Read about the second week here. Read my first session Gospel … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 3

Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 2

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. Read about the first week here. Services at First English Lutheran Church: Returning to FELC, the Samplarians … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 2

Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 1

Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. VBS at First English Lutheran Church: The Samplarians helped run the Athens VBS from Group Publishing. The … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 1