Take a Deep Breath and Step into Holy Week

Mar 28, 2021
Palm Sunday: we have observed it here at Faith Lutheran Church in a variety of ways. There have been parades around the building, sometimes with a real-live donkey along to catch the...

The Distinguishing Act of God

Mar 21, 2021
In Tuesday’s Akron Beacon Journal there was an article about Akron Public School students adjusting to being in school in-person again. It struck me how much of an adjustment that...

God’s Remedy: Snake on a Pole, Jesus on a Cross

Mar 14, 2021
In her book, “Everything Happens for a Reason, and Other Lies I’ve Loved,” which Duke Divinity School Professor Katie Bowler wrote after, at age 36, being diagnosed with stage 4 colon...

The Best Possible Life

Mar 07, 2021
The older I get, the more I will need your help writing my sermons. There are certain things I just cannot remember, like the name of a game show. Now, I probably could have googled it...

The One Who Loves

Feb 21, 2021
How many of you remember the song that begins: “The Lord said to Noah, there’s going to be a floody, floody…get those children out of the muddy, muddy…children of the Lord.” It has...

Listen to Jesus!

Feb 14, 2021
I am SO thrilled to see people in the pews this morning! For 12 weeks, since mid-November, worship has only been on-line. Before that, last spring, we experienced 11 weeks of on-line...

Let’s Get the Show on the Road

Feb 07, 2021
If you happen to be in the sanctuary 10-15 minutes early some Sunday morning, which will soon be possible again as we return to in-person worship next Sunday. You may see me pacing...

Deliver Us From Evil

Jan 31, 2021
A couple of weeks ago, I commented in a sermon that there was something about Jesus that drew people. In today’s Gospel reading, that phenomenon is presented again. The scene is a...

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