WHOEVER WELCOMES ME

Then [Jesus] took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” [Mark 9:37] As I was preparing this sermon for a clergyContinue reading “WHOEVER WELCOMES ME”

BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” [Mark 1:15] I just spent a week in Detroit with 30,000 of the most energetic young people I have ever known. This was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) national Youth Gathering, held every threeContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE”

FERGUSON – FIGURE OF FRUSTRATION

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence! [Isaiah 64:1-2]  If I were toContinue reading “FERGUSON – FIGURE OF FRUSTRATION”