Originally preached at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ithaca, New York. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s been a while since I last lived in Ithaca, but something I remember from my time attending Cornell University is that many of the roads around and through campus were under constant construction, as were many … Continue reading Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 1, 2018 – Proper 8 (Lamentations 3:22-33; Mark 5:12-43)
"Lord God, You have appointed me as a Bishop and Pastor in Your Church, but you see how unsuited I am to meet so great and difficult a task. If I had lacked Your help, I would have ruined everything long ago. Therefore, I call upon You: I wish to devote my mouth and my … Continue reading Martin Luther’s Sacristy Prayer
Hi all, Things have been busy on my end recently, and I don't want you to think that this has just become a place for me to re-post things I find interesting (though, of course, that is one of the aims of this site). I just finished an online course in public speaking that has … Continue reading The State of the Blog, 12/12/2015
Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore, performed by the Westra Aros Pipers and Ensemble Bourrasque: https://open.spotify.com/album/6JU5RSBn88aRcbIwSXxZrE
Today marks an important day in the church calendar for Lutherans and many Protestants in the United States and around the world, and is especially notable this year as preparations are underway for the Reformation 2017 Celebration (in, you guessed it, 2017). "Why?" ask the uninitiated. In Lutheran and Protestant circles, the last Sunday of … Continue reading Reformation Sunday–What Is It?