Monthly Archives: June 2012

Walking Through the Ruins: Responding to David Lose’s, “Five Reasons Denominations are Passé”

One of my former teachers, Dr. David Lose of Luther Seminary, wrote a short article on his blog, “In the Meantime” (online available: http://www.davidlose.net/2012/06/five-reasons-denominations-are-passe/, June 19, 2012) suggesting that while he is a pastor within a Christian denomination, a teacher … Continue reading

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A funeral sermon for my grandparents: AJ and Norma Sinibaldo (Romans 8:31-39)

I’ve been thinking of what I should say today for some time now, and what I want to say today is this: There is a certain lack of credible heroes in our world. We tend to go one of two ways … Continue reading

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Sermon on Luke 1:57-66, “Growing into a Name”

Sermon on Luke 1:57-66 “Growing into a Name” Naming of John the Baptist June 24, 2012 http://youtu.be/rRqxDoT9Yvo St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Weeds on the Pathway

Weeds tend to grow everywhere we don’t want them. There is a stone walkway that leads to our home. It is an aesthetically pleasing design – big rectangular flat stones surrounded by little small rocks. The problem with all those … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 4:24-32, “Growing Starts Small”

Sermon on Mark 4:24-32, “Growing Starts Small” Extraordinary Time, June 17, 2012 http://youtu.be/VxAO-Fum_74 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT Acknowledging a request, here are the closing paragraphs of the sermon: We face a crossroads in our lives. We turn on … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Time

Why does some time seem so ordinary? Here are three short reflections on the specialness of time, whenever it is. When I was in high school and college in the early 1990s, the Chicago Bulls reigned supreme on the basketball … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 3:31-35, “True Family”

Sermon on Mark 3:31-35, “True Family” June 10, 2012 http://youtu.be/1u8IqjeXqN8 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT Footnote to the Bishop Election story in the New England Synod – June 8-10 – Pastor Tim Oslovich later on during the Assembly after … Continue reading

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