REFLECTIONS ON MY INSTALLATION

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”

UP FROM THE ASHES

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”

LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT

Sunday, August 3, 2014, I preached and presided for the final time at The Lutheran Church of the Covenant. Again I offer my sermon as a blog post rather than write a separate reflection on the event. Perhaps at a later date I will summarize the range of emotions I experienced that day. But forContinue reading “LITTLE IS MUCH WHEN GOD IS IN IT”