Donald Trump wanted power. Not unlike Herod, he was insecure. Trump wants nothing more than to be successful and he was willing to do anything, even if it meant weakening our democratic process.
Worship From Home: February 7, 2021
Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the February 7 worship service from First Christian St. Paul.
Worship From Home: January 31, 2021
Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the January 31 worship service from First Christian St. Paul.
This Is Who We Are
As a nation, we strive to live up to better ideas and many times we do. But let’s not kid ourselves. We are not okay.
2020, God and Flint, Michigan
2020 has been a rough year. But like my hometown of Flint, Michigan there is joy amidst the grief.
Sermon: The Work of Christmas
Matthew 2:1–23 |Epiphany Sunday | January 4, 2015 | First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN The reason we celebrate Christmas is because we celebrate the Incarnation, the word made flesh, God becoming one of us. God was up to something good, to bring about our salvation. But the arrival of God did not mean that evil... Continue Reading →
Sermon: “What If God Was One Of Us?”
“What If God Was One of Us?” John 1:10-18 and Matthew 2:1-12 Second Sunday of Christmas/Epiphany January 5, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN One of my earliest memories of Epiphany was seeing a manger on display at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Flint, Michigan. It was the winter of 1978 and I can remember standing... Continue Reading →
Sunday Sermon: February 12, 2012
“I’ve Got Work To Do” Mark 1:40-45 and I Corinthians 9:24-27 February 12, 2012 (Sixth Sunday of Epiphany) First Christian Church Minneapolis, MN One of the things you probably don’t know about me is that I play the piano. Not well, but I can play a few notes. I started playing when I... Continue Reading →