Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Don’t ‘Cute’ the Messenger” a sermon on Luke 10:17-20 and Revelation 12:7-12

September 29, 2013 St. Michael and All Angels Sermon on Revelation 12:7-12 and Luke 10:17-20 “Don’t ‘cute’ the messenger” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT Advertisements

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Entertaining Angels Unawares

It was a recent Saturday afternoon. One of our members at St. Michael’s was working on the front doors to the church. He asked me for some help getting them down, so I came over to lend a hand. Inside … Continue reading

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“Case of the Missing Cinnamon Roll” a sermon on Luke 16:1-15

September 22, 2013 Sermon on Luke 16:1-15 “The Case of the Missing Cinnamon Roll” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Bishop Jim Hazelwood – How I’d change seminary education – parts 1 & 2

Change seminary? Doesn’t seminary education cost a lot of money and consume a lot of time as it is? Yes. Don’t leaders need to know about the Bible, theology and how to plan worship? Yes. Don’t leaders need training as … Continue reading

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Between Fear and Generosity

I have been working on this thesis: There are two ways to see the world: The first is fear, “What can I lose?” The second is generosity, asking, “What can I give?” I preface my comments below by remembering a … Continue reading

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“Better Than Spare Change” a Sermon on Luke 15:8-10

September 15, 2013 Sermon on Luke 15:8-10 “Better than spare change” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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TOP 10 things to enjoy about ministry with children, youth and families

1. Young people are fun. When in doubt…play. Play helps build relationships and helps people feel like they belong. The church could use more play. Smile. Laugh. We don’t need to be so serious all the time. 2. Young people … Continue reading

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