Pastor’s Approach: Funerals

I’ve been writing monthly newsletter articles about my approach to various aspects of congregational ministry – worship, sacraments, weddings, funerals, and so forth. A few months ago I wrote about funerals, but hadn’t yet posted the article online. To see other articles in this Pastor’s Approach series, click on the Church Newsletter category tab. WhenContinue reading “Pastor’s Approach: Funerals”

It’s a Matter of Equality

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 1, 2012 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (Common English Bible) Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. Saint Paul writes: “It isn’t that we want others to have financial ease and you financial difficulties, but it’s a matterContinue reading “It’s a Matter of Equality”

Lawn Decor and Lucky Charms

I recently stumbled upon Christian symbols in places where I wasn't expected to find them. Exhibit A The other day we bought a box of Lucky Charms cereal for our children.  We rarely buy sugary cereal for the kids, but this day we did.  I was fascinated to notice all the charms and symbols inContinue reading “Lawn Decor and Lucky Charms”