Monthly Archives: November 2012

Days Between in No Man’s Land (Prior to Advent and Beyond)

On Monday morning I logged-in on my Facebook account and saw this status update from our new Bishop of the New England Synod, ELCA – Jim Hazelwood, “The time between Christ the King Sunday and Advent feels like no man’s … Continue reading

Posted in Advent/Christmas, Advent/Christmas Posts, Faith Everyday

Sermon on Rev. 1:4-8 and John 18:33-38a, “After and Before”

November 25, 2012 Christ the King Sunday Sermon on Revelation 1:4-8  and John 18:33-38a http://youtu.be/4uubStCyuj8 “After and Before” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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A Thanksgiving Sermon on Luke 17:11-18, “Turn around and come back”

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud … Continue reading

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Lincoln and Thanksgiving

I have admired President Lincoln as a figure for a long time. My alma mater even dedicated a statue to him (pictured here) and Secretary John Hay the year I graduated from Carthage College in 1997. Last week I saw … Continue reading

Posted in Special Days

Sermon on Mark 13:1-8, “Changing Expectations”

November 18, 2012 Extraordinary Time Sermon on Mark 13:1-8 “Changing Expectations” http://youtu.be/HArla761XF8 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Welcome to Extreme Hospitality

Over the course of the past several years my good friend Dave Holtz (Executive Director of Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, MN) and I have been thinking about hospitality in the extreme, and recovering it not only as a … Continue reading

Posted in Church & Mission, Church by Perception, Thinking About Church Differently

Confirmation Sermon on Mark 12:38-44, “When the powerless lead”

Confirmation Sunday,                 November 11, 2012 Sermon on Mark 12:38-44 “When the powerless lead” http://youtu.be/thgq8MORtmM St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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