Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ministry on the New Frontier; a Review of Clint Shnekloth’s: Mediating Faith

I’m sitting in my office on a Monday morning. Last night before bed I posted in the ELCA Clergy Facebook Group* the struggles I have with the upcoming Sunday’s assigned readings for worship, and have a couple dozen responses to … Continue reading

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“Sermon on the Mount, part 4: Holy Defiance,” a sermon on Matt 5:38-48

2/23/2014 Epiphany 7 Matt 5:38-48 and Luke 6:36 “Sermon on the Mount, part 4: Holy Defiance” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT Articles Referenced: Matthew Block, “Ukrainian Unrest Spreads, Lutheran Pastor Assaulted,” Lutheran International Council. 2/20-2014. Online Available: http://www.ilc-online.org/2014/02/20/ukrainian-unrest-spreads-lutheran-pastor-assaulted/ Max … Continue reading

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The Pathway – a reflection after shoveling snow

THE PATHWAY 2:56 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Matt 16:24)

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“Sermon on the Mount, part 3: don’t overthink it” a sermon on Matt 5:21-37

2/26/2014 Epiphany 6 Sermon on Matt 5:21-37 “Sermon on the Mount, part 3: don’t overthink it” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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VCRs, Buggy Whips and an EPIC church

I read this quote this week:* “Think of the church as a VCR.           If you have newer DVDs, you can’t play them on your old VCR – You need an entirely different device.” ** Maybe … Continue reading

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“Sermon on the Mt, part 2: a different righteousness” a sermon on Matt 5:13-20 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

2/09/2014 Epiphany 5 Sermon on Matt 5:13-20 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 “Sermon on the Mount, Part 2: A Different Righteousness” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT Thanks to Jeff Stalley and John Longworth

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Snow Days

The snow was falling Monday morning…       The kids were home for another snow day… The church parking lot was yet to be plowed… I was doing some writing at home that morning from a spare bedroom upstairs … Continue reading

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