Monthly Archives: March 2019

Sunday is coming! “The parable of the overtly responsible son” Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, Lent 4C

“But we had to celebrate because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.” (Luke 15:32) [An alternative telling of Luke 15:11b-32…] Once there was a man who had two … Continue reading

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“Repentance and the One Big Hug” a sermon on Luke 13:1-9

3/24/2019 Lent 3 Sermon on Luke 13:1-9 “Repentance and the One Big Hug” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is coming! “Repentance as a way of life” Luke 13:1-9, Lent 3C

“No, I tell you, unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.” (Luke 13:5) After a horrible event happens, there is often a call to re-evaluate our lives. In religious circles we talk about that introspection as … Continue reading

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“Foxes, Hens & Christchurch” a sermon in Luke 13:31-35

3/17/2019 Lent 2 After the Christchuch Shooting Sermon on Luke 13:31-35 “Foxes, Hens & Christchurch” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is Coming! “Focus beyond that fox…” Luke 13:31-35, Lent 2C

“Herod wants to kill you” (Luke 13:31b) Jesus has already “set his face toward Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51) but he won’t get there until Luke 19. He is clear in his mission on the way. “I am casting out demons and performing … Continue reading

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“40 Days, Sent by the Spirit to the Wilderness” a sermon on Luke 4:1-13

3/10/2019 Lent 1 Sermon on Luke 4:1-13 “40 Days, Sent by the Spirit to the Wilderness” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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M.O.D. Podcast – DIE HARD

I was a guest on the Masters of Divinity Podcast with two friends Brian Scott and Justin Boeding, who are 2 Divinity Masters talking about Theology and Culture. This season they discuss movies from the 1980s. In this episode the … Continue reading

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2 BALD PASTORS / Episode 66: Amanda Gerken-Nelson, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries

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Sunday is coming! “Confronting comfort/power/security in the wilderness” Luke 4:1-13, Lent 1C

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” (Luke 4:1-2) The temptation in the wilderness is a showdown between Jesus … Continue reading

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“A Lent for those in need of the Great Physician” an Ash wed sermon on Luke 5:27-39

3/06/2019 Ash Wednesday Sermon on Luke 5:27-39 “A Lent for those in need of the Great Physician” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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