January 1, 2017

First Sunday of Christmas

(Guest preacher, Pastor Rick Brenton). How do you think about this time of year? While the church calendar still says that it is Christmas, the TV no longer airs holiday […]
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 […]
November 27, 2016

First Sunday of Advent

What does it look like to be ready? We picture the sprinter on starting block, all poised, muscle and sinew, all attention to that silence before the report of the starter’s pistol; some […]