Those of us who follow Jesus are called to leave the saltshakers of our own making and do good works for the glory of God in the wider world.
As much as I hated swimming in the deep end, I had to learn this skill. I had to learn this because the reality is that we will spend a good majority of our time in waters that can be very deep. We have to stop clinging to the pool floor and step out in faith.
The following is something I wrote on the First Christian website. As some of you know, First-St. Paul is down … More
Psalm 23 Fourth Sunday in Lent March 30, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN I can be a nervous flier. … More
John 4:4-42 Third Sunday in Lent March 23, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN Life in a small town is … More
“Leave Your Light On For Me” Matthew 5:13-20 Fifth Sunday of Epiphany February 9, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN … More
“I’ve Been A Mess” Matthew 5:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Fourth Sunday of Epiphany February 2, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, … More
“The Gospel of Bilbo Baggins” Matthew 4:12-23 Third Sunday of Epiphany First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN They didn’t turn out … More
Since I don’t have children, I’ve never seen the actual birth of a baby. But I have had the blessing of seeing a child hours after having entered the world.
Those are the lyrics of a song called “Blasphemous Rumors” by the British New Wave band Depeche Mode. It’s an interesting song, because it takes on the topic of suffering and where faith intersects.