Here we go! This marks the first entry of what I intend to be a weekly blog about life, ministry and yes, theology. With that in mind, I thought I would kick things off with some answers to questions you might be asking. So without further ado, here are some F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions): Who … Continue reading Welcome In, Welcome Back
...I've been here for years, I just haven't written or posted often enough. Well, all that is about to change! I have challenged myself - and asked the Communications Director of my church to hold me accountable - to write and post something every single week! So... Beginning August 19th, I will begin regular blogging, … Continue reading Don’t Call It a Comeback…
It’s official! I will be installed as the Lead Pastor of Peace Lutheran Ministries in Saginaw, Michigan on Sunday, May 5th, at 3:00pm. You’re all invited if you can make it, and we would love to have you celebrate with us, either in person or from a distance.
The service will be at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave, Saginaw, MI 48602, with refreshments to follow.
Saginaw, it is!
Well, here we go.
After a great deal of prayer, thought, conversation and prayer, plus a lot of prayer, I have decided to accept the Call to become the Lead Pastor of Peace Lutheran Ministries in Saginaw, Michigan. I announced it to the people of Community Lutheran Church in Flat Rock, where I have served in my only call to this point, since 2011.
What a crazy thing, this call process. Since receiving the call the afternoon of Sunday, March 3rd, while I also happened to be at my buddy Sean’s installation at his new congregation (the McCoys are coming to Michigan, yay!), I have been both honored and humbled, while also feeling pulled in two different directions. It has taken a toll on me mentally, emotionally and physically, as well as on Heidi and to a lesser extent Ethan and Katy, who were a part of the decision-making process…
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He is considered the Rock Star of meteorologists, a face and name synonymous with extreme weather. He became famous for reporting on the scene of major weather events - and he may even be credited with making bald look cool. But while Jim Cantore has developed a reputation for reporting for The Weather Channel no … Continue reading The Storm King
As my incredible wife Heidi and I celebrate 21 years of marriage (!), I thought I would pass on some advice - the thoughts that I share in my wedding sermons, actually. If you have been or will one day be called into marriage, I hope you find some truth in it. And if it … Continue reading How to Stay Married
It's a fascinating question, and a question that has fascinated people for as long as people have been around. We barely like to admit we are aging, let alone deal with our own mortality, so the idea of immortality - living forever, living again, or living in paradise - is one that at least give … Continue reading What Happens When We Die?
Perhaps this post will seem a little late. Good Friday was months ago, so perhaps it's not very timely. But I wanted to write about it, because I've seen and heard it said jokingly for years now: "What do you mean 'Good' Friday? It wasn't very good for Jesus!" So, why do we call it … Continue reading “Good” Friday?
Independence Day. It’s an awesome thing, to celebrate freedom. But the truth is, freedom is an awesome responsibility. Because true freedom is not limitless; true freedom is only freedom within limits. Have you ever gone swimming by yourself in a lake – the water feels good, you feel really peaceful, until suddenly you look up … Continue reading Freedom
One of the many uninformed criticisms of the Christian faith is that: Christians claim to base their faith on the Bible. Christians profess the Trinity. The Trinity is not in the Bible. Obviously, points one and two are not in dispute. Point three is the misinformation - a part-truth that is intentionally misleading. So perhaps … Continue reading Yes, the Trinity is in the Bible