Pastor Vickers

January 22, 2017

Third Sunday after Epiphany

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” There are different words used in the original scriptures that get translated repent. Some of them emphasize more the internal anguish […]
January 8, 2017

Baptism of our Lord

Today on the festival of the baptism of Jesus, John the Baptist is once again at a central part of our gospel. John the Baptist has been called the last prophet of […]
December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Ekhart Tolle, reflecting on the nature of the evening news, says that the great problem is that one assumes—quite naturally but wrongly—that the things that happen on the news are […]
December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent

In this season where, as we just heard, our theme is expectation, today we have a gospel reading that deals with expectations—plural. John the Baptist, as he sits in prison because he […]
December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

What’s the deal with John the Baptist? Why isn’t he John the Lutheran? Well, his title doesn’t refer to the Christian denomination Baptist who take their name from the fact […]