From the Bishop

Summer Reading Part 2

Summer Reading Part 2

I like leading from a position of strength – with a plan in place, a clear goal in sight, and ready confidence that the venture ahead will be successful. I suspect you appreciate opportunities like that, too. Many of us have lived through decades in which prudent...

Summer Reading Part 1: Countercultural

Summer Reading Part 1: Countercultural

One of the gifts of summer is the luxury of time for unhurried reading. I want to introduce you to one of the books I’ve read, but first I want to share the context that made it such a powerful read for me. I am part of the Baby Boomer generation. My automatic image...

The Gift of Creation

The Gift of Creation

Sermon for the Synod Assembly 2023 John 1:1-5, 14, 16-18 St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi Grace and peace to you in the name of the Living God, Christ Jesus, crucified and risen. AMEN. How good to be here. Many have longed for this day when we from across the...

God’s Pothole Brigade

God’s Pothole Brigade

Spring Ministerium 2023 St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church Philippians 1:1-11 Grace and peace to you from God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. We’re here. Look at us. March 2023 and it is again a privilege to be able to gather in person....

Signs of God’s Fruitfulness: 2022 Annual Report

Signs of God’s Fruitfulness: 2022 Annual Report

“Cold December flies away … when all seemed lost in night, came the sun whose golden light brings unending joy, brings the endless joy of our hope … Son beloved of heaven.” ELW 299 During the Christmas season, we sing dozens of hymns, recounting the story of Jesus’...