I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ORPHANED

I’m not in the habit of posting sermons for a variety of reasons. Chief among the reasons is that a sermon is written for proclaiming, not for reading. I’m convinced the reader will find my manuscript quite boring given that I tend to preach in the neighborhood of 18-20 minutes. An essay of more than,Continue reading “I WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ORPHANED”

WHEN THE SPIRIT CALLS

An astonishing event took place at the Northeastern Ohio Synod Assembly over the weekend of May 15-17, 2014 – I was elected Bishop! It is astonishing to me because never in a million years did I expect that would happen. When I agreed to allow my name to go forward it was purely a responseContinue reading “WHEN THE SPIRIT CALLS”

REMEMBERING GOD’S SAINTS

Give thanks for those whose faith is firm when all around seem bleak; on God’s good promise they rely, so while they live and when they die how forcefully they speak— the strong who once were weak! (Evangelical Lutheran Worship #428) I have served as pastor at The Lutheran Church of the Covenant for onlyContinue reading “REMEMBERING GOD’S SAINTS”