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The Image of the Mustard Seed

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 4 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Amen. Happy Fathers Day! And I also extend this greeting to all the ladies and to whomever else who have had to step in to be fathers! As I am sure all…

Let the Triune God Resolve Divisions

New Day Sermon Pentecost 3 Divisions can cause all kinds of problems. In Mark 3, Jesus says unity is threatened by divisions. A House divided is destined to fall. One can look at fear being a major underlying reason for divisions to surface. One way to resolve divisions is to turn to the Triune God…

The Dance

When I was in the 5th grade I was a pretty awkward kid. In fact I believe the 5th grade was the gateway to a few awkward, wonder years. The years that you begin to get things like acne. The years that parts of you begin growing at odd rates. The years when you may…

Holy Trinity Math: 1+1+1=1

New Day Sermon Holy Trinity Sunday Understanding the Holy Trinity is difficult. There is nothing in mathematics or the sciences that can even come close to giving some type of reasoning to explain the Holy Trinity because it cannot be done. In fact, it’s actually okay to be confused and not understand. Even Martin Luther…

Fire in the House

“Divided tongue, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.”  To be honest, I’ve never quite gotten it … the whole “tongues of fire” thing.  I’ve probably laid hands upon the heads of 600-700 teens over the years of my ministry, and never once did a “tongue of fire”…

A Friendly Invitation

In the fall of 1980, second year seminarians who were returning for classes at what was then the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, were typically pretty excited.  Because our completion of the first year preaching course, Exegesis to Proclamation, meant that we could now supply preach on Sunday mornings.  In 1980, this part of the…

A Place Called Home

There I was and I had just confessed the thing I didn’t want to confess. I had said it out loud and I wanted to take the words and grab them in the air and shove them back in my heart for no one to see. I could see their faces and they were what……