Beautiful Distractions

Came across an article here about a young man who was escorted out of a worship service because his “disability” became a “distraction.” Worth a read and a ponder. It is interesting that I came across this article now because I’ve been thinking about just this kind of issue as of late. The intern I…

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The Untame Holy Spirit

I came upon this post quite by accident this morning while looking for something else entirely and I found something about it to be quite profound.  This line in particular “And perhaps mercy and creation aren’t really that different.” There’s some really good stuff there about mercy and what we Lutherans might call grace. It is well…

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Ascension

Sermon for Ascension Sunday, Year A.  Act 1:1-11 This past week I attended the NC synod assembly in Hickory, NC and it began, as it always does, with worship. During the time when the offering was taken up, a woman came on stage and began to paint on a huge black canvas. As the offertory…

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Pentecost 2 Year B June 14 2009

Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 20, 2 Corinthians 5:6-17, Mark 4:26-34 What is stronger than God, more evil than the devil, poor people have it in abundance, rich people do not need it at all and if you eat it you will die? I received this riddle years ago in an email. It claimed that if I…

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