Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bunkering Down (a brief commentary on Martin Luther’s “Whether One Should Flee from a Deadly Plague” in light of Hurricane Sandy)

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath is on its way and should reach Connecticut today 10/29/2012. Wisely many have prepared for what may become a long week, perhaps even longer. At our house we have water – in pitchers, and in bottles. We are going … Continue reading

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Sermon on John 8:31-38, “Having ‘the Conversation’ (a state of the union address on the church)”

Reformation Sunday, October 28, 2012 Sermon on John 8:31-36 “Having ‘the conversation’ (a state of the union address on the church)” http://youtu.be/h3YCParJQY8 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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The Cross and Bearing Fruit (or, On Faith and Works)

It is getting close for Lutherans (and other Christians too) to remember Reformation Day, and inevitably there will some conversation regarding the relationship between faith and good works. Jesus said: “You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 10:31-45, “Baptized into WHAT???”

October 21, 2012 Extraordinary Time Sermon on Mark 10:31-45 “Baptized into WHAT???” http://youtu.be/gyQaTRZTi8g St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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One More Small Step. One More Giant Leap.

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner took a step out of his one man craft and plummeted to the earth, and changed the way we see the world. He fell for twenty-four miles. He flew faster than the speed of sound … Continue reading

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Sermon on Mark 10:17-27, “Too Many Camels”

October 14, 2012 Sermon on Mark 10:17-27 “Too Many Camels” http://youtu.be/kLkh7hUtzbU St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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The Apostolicity of the Church (or “being sent”)

Jesus has a grand vision for the kingdom of God.     He sends his church into the world by calling us to pick up our cross and follow him (Matthew 16:24).     It is often excruciating work. It is lonely. It infringes … Continue reading

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