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Would You?

Would you become a member of a congregation if:

You must give up your highly prestigious position with all its wealth, power, and comfort?

Those in this congregation occupy the bottom rung socially? 98 more words


The Sovereignty of God Over Salvation

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, ‘Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans; but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ ” (Matt. 464 more words

Christian Life

It's Hard and It Matters

Preached on Feb. 5, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village, CO


Isaiah 58:1-12New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

False and True Worship

58 Shout out, do not hold back!  2,254 more words


Sermon: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Below is my sermon from the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, preached at my sponsoring parish, The Church of the Redeemer.  The lessons can be found… 1,586 more words

Life In A Parish

Why we are the church

What are you looking for in life? What is your deepest hunger, your most pressing need, your most urgent question? What is it that, if it were offered to you, would make you willing to walk away from everything else you have in order to attain it? 1,138 more words


Life is a School

This winter I have been struck by the beauty of the bare trees…by how we can now see behind them and through them…and especially by how their inner structure is now revealed. 1,269 more words


2: Following Jesus, evangelism and counting the costs

This time I want to talk about evangelism and discipleship. What exactly is evangelism? How much may following Christ cost me? Is it enough to be living a (comfortable) christian life as a witness of Christ among (non-) christian friends and neighbors or is there a need for more than that? 645 more words