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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

Thanks for the emails and requests for a podcast on the recent actions of our tribe, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In becoming the largest Protestant denomination in the US to permit (within limited paramters) homosexuals in same sex partnerships to be pastors has awakened a firestorm and celebrations. As a local pastor, I’m […]






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As I sit listening to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly discuss and vote on issues of homosexuality, I also received a facebook note about the tornado that the the assembly hall earlier in the week now being proclaimed as the wrath of God by local megachurch pastor John Piper. Author Rachel Held Evans has a marvelous […]






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Had a great conversation Sunday in a class looking at the Bible readings for next Sunday. John 6:35, 41-51 is part of a long conversation on crazy talk by Jesus. I say that because that is how it sounds to someone who is not a Christian and how it sounded to the first audience. Jesus […]






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What’s Up?

The summer has gone by quickly and has been far busier than I had hoped. I plan on getting a podcast done here soon but besides my senior pastor duties, I have a new sermon writing project for Augsburg Fortress (our church publishing house), a church consult on alternative worship in October, a seminar class […]






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