Monthly Archives: March 2018

“Through the Night of Dark and Sorrow”

“Through the Night of Dark and Sorrow” ELW 327, Verse 4 Through the night of doubt and sorrow, onward goes the pilgrim band, singing songs of expectation, marching to the promised land. Clear before us through the darkness gleams and burns the guiding light; pilgrim… Continue reading




Psalm 22

Psalm 22   Of all things–to be forsaken! To be abandoned, left alone and without anyone caring for us. To be forsaken is to believe that no one cares whether we live or die. This is what makes this cry of Christ from the cross… Continue reading




John 13:1-17, 31b-35

John 13:1-17, 31b-35   On this holy day, when Christ washed his disciples’ feet and gave them bread and wine to remember himself, we pause to remember in awe, both for what Christ has done for us and for the charge he has given us.… Continue reading




1 Corinthians 15:1-11

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Paul knew himself–he knew exactly what he was and he had no illusions. But he also knew that in Christ, God had made him Paul, a new being, a new creation. God knew him, and loved him anyway. God took a man… Continue reading




Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 “How was your day?” “Oh, it was nothing special. Kind of boring and ordinary, just like the rest.” How often have you come home and said such a thing to your loved ones? But this day, just like all the other days,… Continue reading




Acts 10:34-43

Acts 10:34-43   What’s in a name? A person, an identity, a specific individual? Certainly all these things, and yet, in the case of Christ Jesus so much more! Our God is not a faceless deity, but has a name and a title and has… Continue reading




“Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow”

“Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow” ELW 327, Verse 4 Through the night of doubt and sorrow, onward goes the pilgrim band, singing songs of expectation, marching to the promised land. Clear before us through the darkness gleams and burns the guiding light; pilgrim… Continue reading




“Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow”

“Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow” ELW 327, Verse 4 Through the night of doubt and sorrow, onward goes the pilgrim band, singing songs of expectation, marching to the promised land. Clear before us through the darkness gleams and burns the guiding light; pilgrim… Continue reading




Philippians 2:5-11

Philippians 2:5-11 The events of Holy Week reveal the truth of these powerful hymn verses. Hear the surprising reversal: Jesus did not exploit his divinity. He did not consolidate his power to conquer, but released it, emptied himself and took on the form of a… Continue reading




Philippians 2:5-11

Philippians 2:5-11   The events of Holy Week reveal the truth of these powerful hymn verses. Hear the surprising reversal: Jesus did not exploit his divinity. He did not consolidate his power to conquer, but released it, emptied himself and took on the form of… Continue reading