Monthly Archives: April 2018

Acts 10: 44-48

Acts 10: 44-48   Wow! What a sermon Peter preached! The Holy Spirit rode on the breath of his words and “fell” right down on those who heard–even Gentiles! The many film clips of the late Billy Graham preaching, shown after his death, revealed a… Continue reading




“This Little Light of Mine,”

“This Little Light of Mine,” ELW 677   This little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine; this little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine; this little light of mine, I’m goin’-a let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let… Continue reading




“This is the Day,”

“This is the Day,” TFF 262   This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made; we will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is the day… Continue reading




John 15:1-8

John 15:1-8   I used to serve a congregation that handed each new member a scrappy little ivy houseplant with the base of the pot simply wrapped in some tinfoil. Some longtime members reported that their plants were still alive several decades later, the ivy… Continue reading




John 15:1-8

John 15:1-8   I serve a congregation with two campuses. Three years ago, these were two separate congregations with their own names, logos, councils, budgets and flare for getting things done. Each campus is shaped by its own unique history and personality, which has the… Continue reading




Psalm 22:25-31

Psalm 22:25-31   This psalm reminds us that God’s sense of community is comprehensive and generous–the great congregation, the poor, the seekers, the families, the nations, those who go down to the dust and those yet unborn.   My vision for the kingdom is chronically… Continue reading




Acts 8:26-40

Acts 8:26-40   The connection violated all kinds of normative boundaries and barriers–culture, class and sexuality to name a few. Yet, the connection was obviously Spirit-led. As Phillip approached, he heard the Ethiopian eunuch reading from Isaiah. The text spoke about innocence slaughtered, human injustice… Continue reading




“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer,”

“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer,” ELW 618 Guide me ever, great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak, but you are mighty; hold me with your pow’rful hand. Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore, feed me now and… Continue reading




“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer,”

“Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer,” ELW 618   Guide me ever, great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land. I am weak, but you are mighty; hold me with your pow’rful hand. Bread of heaven, bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore, feed me now… Continue reading




John 10:11-18

John 10:11-18   In this gospel reading, Jesus makes the intentions of his ministry clear: that there would be one flock and one shepherd. In addition to tending to those who already know and trust his voice, Jesus says that he must bring in those… Continue reading