Wealth

The Gilded Age was a time between 1870 to 1900, roughly from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the century, when the rich were very, very rich. The railroads and other industries had made men very rich and their wives tried to outdo each other in spending extravagantly. Just being rich…

Eating with Sinners

Luke 15:2: “And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” These words of the scribes and Pharisees are really all that is needed to be said before celebrations of the Lord’s Supper. Whenever we celebrate the Lord’s Supper it should be clear to all that those who…

Choice

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20) For Lutherans when it comes to the topic of choice we typically have a very narrow focus. The only choice that…

2022 Art in Bloom – BONUS PHOTOS

Even though Art in Bloom was the main attraction during our last visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, it’s impossible not to notice the other incredible art that is on display. Here’s what I found when I wasn’t looking at the flowers. Pretty Pretty 3 and details by Gio Swaby

Sermon on God’s Power

Text: Jeremiah 23:29: “Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? God’s word is like fire, like a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces. This reminds us that God often waits to act against evil. God’s power is so great that he does not want…

What Determines Where

Most of us have can remember times when we have lost things and had to go looking for them. When you are looking for something, the thing you are looking for determines where you look. If you are looking for sunshine and warm weather, you look south. If you are seeking snow and cold Minnesota…