Today we observe Reformation Day—remember the accomplishments of Martin Luther, who sought to holds the Church accountable for clearly communicating the truth of God’s Word. Throughout his prolific writings, Lutheran…
Keeping up with the Joneses. It’s not difficult to find examples of people complaining about what they don’t have because they’re envious about what others do. Jesus reveals this in…

That’s a Wrap!

September 17, 2017
We human beings have our limits…especially when it comes to forgiving others. A wrong suffered, particularly when our honor or self-respect is involved, is the most difficult to forgive. That’s…

The Joy of Suffering

September 3, 2017
All along, Jesus hinted to his disciples what his mission was, but in today’s Gospel he speaks plainly of his destiny—suffering, death, and resurrection. A life in Christ, rather than…

Who Do You Say I am?

August 27, 2017
At the heart of the Christian faith is God’s call of ordinary people, loving them even in their weakness. Therefore, we don’t come to Jesus asking, “Who are you and…

Those Next Steps…

August 13, 2017
In a sense, we’re all in the same boat. There is a lot out there to be afraid of. In the midst of the storms of life, Jesus comforts us…and…

Go for It!

July 30, 2017
The people of God are treasured, precious, loved by God because God is love. Nothing can separate us from that love—and Paul provides a rather exhaustive list! The Lord our…
Life is messy. Too many bad things happen to too many good people. Evil seems to flourish alongside the good. Why doesn’t a loving God fix things in the world…
God nourishes the whole earth with refreshing water, His design, yielding a bountiful harvest. His Word does the same thing—nourishing faith, refreshing souls, reaping joy. The Gospel has been planted…

Trajectory

July 2, 2017
Jesus came to bring a sword rather than bring peace? These are challenging words to hear. But we also know that Jesus experienced the terror of the cross so that…