CategoryTraditional Sermons

Read a new sermon each week from one of our Traditional Services.

The In Between

The other day I went to the coffee shop I so often frequent, and outside their store they had a sandwich board featuring the specialty drink for the week. It was called the “In between the seasons latte.” That peaked my interest. The sandwich board even had artwork on it to describe the in between…

Christ as King

Christ The King Last Sunday After Pentecost You might be surprised to know that one of my biggest challenges in seminary was learning to decipher the church calendar. If I am supposed to keep track of days and dates, I need a big rectangle with little squares. Before going to seminary, saying Advent comes before…

The Saints Who Walk Among Us

In biblical Greek the word that is most commonly translated as “saint” is hagios.  Note that the word hagios is actually an adjective, not a noun.  It is a word that describes.  Its best translation is “sacred” or “holy.” In the Bible it is often used to describe God’s word … as St. Paul does,…

What if Luther Dropped in for a Visit

As Lutherans celebrate the 501st anniversary of what we consider the seminal moment of the Protestant Reformation, the question begs to be asked ….  Is this whole gig still relevant?  Are Lutherans still relevant?  Does the pulse still beat in whatever spirit it was that drove Martin Luther to nail almost one hundred statements of…

Rotate, 180 Degrees

Pentecost 22 To be an agent of God’s grace, one must possess at least three things: mercy, faithfulness and righteousness. Jesus surpasses all priestly requirements as the true King of Peace. Unlike other priests, he never committed violence, and never spoke deceitfully. Before he sacrificed himself on the altar, he wanted his disciples to consider…

Campers, Camels, and Calculations

This past summer my husband, daughter and I embarked on an adventure we had never before tried as a family. Camping! Actually the grand adventure was the journey to the campsite in Custer, South Dakota…a round trip of 4,000 miles in a car…together…for many days. But we were set. We had purchased our 1993 Coleman’s…

Covenant or Legalism?

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 20 This is the look.  (RAISE SCARED FACE MASK)  Yes, this is the look every preacher gets on her or his face when they realize they have to preach on today’s Gospel Lesson from Mark. We get that look for a couple of reasons.  First off, we recognize that the complexity of…