August 13, 2017

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Peter walked out onto the water, but when he noticed a strong wind, he became frightened and began to sink. There is a word of encouragement here that when we […]
August 6, 2017

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Today’s gospel is one half of a sort of juxtaposition of two very different feasts that are found right alongside one another in the scripture. In the verses just prior […]
July 30, 2017

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July has been full of a lot of traveling for our family, and as often happens when we visit, the question comes up of where exactly is home. When asked […]
July 23, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The ancient Greek church taught a picture of the human being, which I am prone to repeat but it bears repeating, that describes why it is that life can seem […]
July 16, 2017

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

[First Lutheran Church welcomes Shawn Norris, campus pastor at Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Kansas, as guest preacher for this Sunday.] About a year ago, a former student […]