FOR ALL THE SAINTS

Each Monday morning our synod staff gathers for devotions. Most of the time they consist of one or two readings and a reflection by whoever the leader is that day, and usually we close with the responsive prayer. This past Monday (November 3) I felt a need to worship and honor the memory of thoseContinue reading “FOR ALL THE SAINTS”

BAPTIZED INTO NEW LIFE

The following is an edited version of the homily I preached at the Lutheran – Catholic Covenant Celebration at the Kent State University Newman Center on Sunday, October 26, 2014. With the Festival of All Saints approaching, I thought the baptismal themes expressed would be fitting for this day. The texts for the homily wereContinue reading “BAPTIZED INTO NEW LIFE”

CREATED, FORMED, REDEEMED, AND CALLED

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;Continue reading “CREATED, FORMED, REDEEMED, AND CALLED”