After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. Revelation 7:9 I’m still caught up in the euphoria of last Saturday (SeptemberContinue reading “REFLECTIONS ON MY INSTALLATION”


On Sunday, August 31, First Lutheran Church in Lorain, Ohio, worshipped outdoors. The backdrop of this worship setting was their historic, now charred building across the street which, three days earlier, had been destroyed by fire. Just two weeks before, the Northeastern Ohio Synod welcomed its newest pastors at a grand and glorious ordination serviceContinue reading “UP FROM THE ASHES”


On Saturday, July 12, some 500 people took part in an ecumenical Walk for Justice March in downtown Cleveland. The purpose of the march was to call attention to the need for immigration reform. A prayer service at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral preceded the march. I had the privilege of preaching the homilyContinue reading “A WALK FOR JUSTICE”