Tag Archives: mission

Exploring a Post-Establishment Church

One thing I’ve noticed about new churches and new mission starts in my denomination (the ELCA) is that they often seem to try to do the same thing in a new way. Many of them, anyway. By “same thing,” I … Continue reading

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Putting Everything on the Table, In Faith – Acts 15

I haven’t been posting sermons here recently … but this one on Acts 15, and the bold faith of those first believers to trust in and be moved by the Spirit to do a new thing, is one I wanted … Continue reading

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Our Church’s Life, Death, and Resurrection

I think that as people of faith who also love our church, our challenge is to believe the Easter message that out of death comes life, and that everything – even the church we love – dies and rises to new life with Christ.
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“Joining God in the Neighborhood”

I’m convinced that God is at work within the church walls, yes, but also beyond the church walls. God-things are happening at the altar and font, but also at the corner store, the barber shop, the shelter, the county government offices, the public schools, social service organizations, ten mile runs, and more.
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Ministering to < 27.5%

A few weeks ago Dr. Roger Nishioka, professor of practical theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, spoke at our synod assembly's fall session on the topic of young adults in the church.  He had lots of wonderful, challenging, and insightful things … Continue reading

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Sending out the Seventy: What Do They See?

Please contribute to my Sunday sermon.  Keep reading … thanks! I've returned home to the Philadelphia area for my longest stay in the area since moving to Virginia three years ago.  And I'm amazed, and saddened, at the situation of … Continue reading

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