Reporting on Weather and my Ordination Anniversary

In my monthly report to council I include a section I call "narrative highlights" before I list the various pastoral acts, meetings and events in which I was involved over the previous month.  I'm not thrilled with the "listing" I do in the report, but I enjoy writing the narrative highlights (if any of youContinue reading “Reporting on Weather and my Ordination Anniversary”

Addressing the Churchwide Assembly in today’s sermon

"Does this offend you?" Jesus asks. Many were offended this week in Minneapolis at the Lutheran Church's biennial Churchwide Assembly. Many of the pastors and lay people who gathered this week in Minneapolis took offense at a church that seemed to be leaving them behind, going in a direction with which they could not agree,Continue reading “Addressing the Churchwide Assembly in today’s sermon”