From Our Pastor

What Does The Cross Mean?

It is so much easier to float through life, letting things lie right where you left them, status quo, and unquestioned.  Harder is asking why.  Why is something the same after so long, when so many other things have changed around it, and not only the world, but you have changed.  It is hard to…

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Lutheran Disaster Response

Here is how you can respond with help for those recovering from Hurricane Harvey.   http://www.elca.org/en/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/US-Hurricane-Relief    

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Faith is Relationship not Theology

“Christian Faith” has been abused, maligned and misrepresented in recent years and most of the reason is us.  Christians have given those outside our faith all the ammo they need to label us as self-righteous, judgemental and homophobic.  We have divided ourselves with denominational-ism, we have allowed our academics to fist-fight over theology, and we…

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Love is hard. Hate is easy.

It seems we need to continually be reminded of the basic ways we are called to follow where God leads us.  Jesus tells us to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44).  Jesus tells us that whatever we do, or fail to do, for those who are in need, any need, we do to God (Matt. 25:40). …

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HOT ENOUGH FOR YA!?!

New record high temperature.  116 degrees.  Hot enough to cook food in my car, although I haven’t taken that opportunity for good stewardship… yet. How do we cope?  I had a mid-west transplant tell me “Think of it like a snow day, only different.”  When the temps are too cold in the mid-west winter, or…

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What are you afraid of!?!

This week someone asked me, “What fear were you referring to in your Sermon?”  And I realized it was a really good question for two reasons.  First, I refer to fear, the climate of fear in our society, the use of fear by our public leaders, and the many ways that we are incited to…

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Pastor’s Post #1

Recently I read an article that talked about the challenge of being the pastor of a “purple church”.  The author described being in the middle of the overlapping “red” and “blue” circles that represent the two sides of our polarized political climate.  And I understand that.  In every church there are the right and the…

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