35 Years of Challenges and Blessings

35 years ago I was ordained into the office of the Holy Ministry. Howard Barth drove down to Zion Lutheran Church, Rockville, Missouri from Kansas City to ordain me.

And Now the Video Version

Over a year ago I posted about the artwork of Owatonna High School students at the Owatanna Arts Center. Here is a video compilation of that artwork: I think the piece entitled, Kobe Bryant by Caedon McCartney is especially poignant in view of Kobe’s untimely passing earlier this year.

Serving God in a New Way

One of the things that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant is that most everyone is working in a new way. Many have had to start working from home. Those who still go in to work have had to change their work environment. Working from home was on the increase before the pandemic. In some cases…

Ephesians, Part One

” There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—[5] one Lord, one faith, one baptism, [6] one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-5, ESV) Click here to enjoy part one of my…

Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) The phrase, “the wages of sin is death,” helps us to find Jesus in the Old Testament. On the day of Easter Jesus explained how all the Old Testament was fulfilled in…

“Hello, My Name is Paul”

According to Dr. David Schmitt, professor of homoletics at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the Apostle Paul was in Corinth when he wrote his letter to the Romans. He was about to journey to Jerusalem to bring an offering from the churches in Asia to the poor in Jerusalem. After his trip to Jerusalem he wanted…

2020 Spiritual Vision

Peter said, “This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.” (Acts 2:32, ESV) The theme for the mid-week Lenten services at my church this year was Lent 2020. Since 2020 is the designation that eye doctors use to define perfect vision, our series focused on people who had perfect 2020 spiritual…