Tag Archives : Luther


The Word Accomplishing That Which God Purposes

Isaiah 55:10-13     Lectionary 15     Pentecost 6     July 16, 2017   During these summer Sunday mornings, I’ve been gathering with folks to explore the morning’s gospel reading.  I’ve asked them to listen, first, while I read the passage.  Then we all follow along with the text, while the passage is read again.  I ask: […]


What Does It Mean To Be Human, As God Created Us To Be? I – Love

I’ve been working through Luther’s Large Catechism, in preparation for our Lenten study groups, and I’ve been surprised by how helpful this document is as a devotional resource.  It encourages my prayer and reflection.   Luther’s Small Catechism and Large Catechism both teach us how to be human, according to God desires; as God has […]


God Comes Into the World as Holy Spirit

Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:14-17, 22-27     Pentecost     May 15, 2016   When a baby’s going to come, she’s going to come!  Right? Hopefully, the parents are ready to respond.  Hopefully, the parents are prepared for what’s happening because they’ve received pre-childbirth instruction.  Hopefully they have some things packed for an overnight stay in the […]