Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bishop Eaton on Morning Joe – More than one flavor of Jello

An interview by Joe Scarborough with Presiding Bishop elect Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 8/29/2013. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/morning-joe/52883426

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Reflections on “Classic Church” and “Church Becoming ” – by Bishop Jim Gonia

This is an excellent piece worth reposting by Bishop Jim Gonia of the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA. In it he outlines the different ways these two models of church ask and answer similar questions. How do you? How does your … Continue reading

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Keep on Dreaming…The March on Washington 50 years later

Fifty years ago today (August 28, 1963) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. The March on Washington and his “I have a dream” speech altered the trajectory of American society. The pundits and news outlets will give their … Continue reading

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“Faith is a Kindgom that Cannot be Shaken” Sermon on Hebrews 12:18-29 & Luke 13:10-17

August 25, 2013 Hebrews 12:18-29 & Luke 13:10-17 Faith is never alone, part 3:                                                  “Faith is…a Kingdom that Cannot be Shaken” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT

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There are moments when we ‘get it’…

There are moments when we ‘get it’ as we see the kingdom come; when the Spirit guides and pulls us; “Father let your will be done.” There are moments water splashes on ourselves and then on others when we no longer … Continue reading

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“Fatih is a Race” Sermon on Hebrews 12:1-2 & Luke 12:49-51; Reflections from the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) #ELCACWA

August 18, 2013 Sermon on Hebrews 12:1-2 & Luke 12:49-51 Faith is never alone, part 2: “Faith is a race” Reflections on the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT

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Is faith a house of cards? Nope – It’s a Royal Flush.

Let’s call a thing what it is. Living out our faith is difficult. Sometimes we get caught in a bluff; other times the cards fall just right. We may feel like our faith is a house of cards, ready to … Continue reading

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“Faith is assurance,” a sermon on Hebrews 11:1-3 & Luke 12:32-40

August 11, 2013 A sermon on Hebrews 11:1-3 & Luke 12:32-40 “Faith is never alone, part 1: Faith is…assurance” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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“Google”izing the Church

At a recent event I heard a speaker declare, “The church of the 21st century has more in common with the church of the 1st century than the church of the 20th century.” I tend to agree with this statement’s … Continue reading

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“What’s the problem Jesus?” a sermon on Luke 12:13-21

Aug 4, 2013 A sermon on Luke 12:13-21 and Colossians 3:1-11 “What’s the problem Jesus?” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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