On ScriptureGay Marriage: A Christian Response
By Barbara K. Lundblad. We asked people about the relevancy of marriage. “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them.” With these words, Justice Anthony Kennedy supported the decision of the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in the [Read More...]
Living a Holy AdventureThe Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 12, 2015
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – July 12, 2015 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1;3-14 Mark 6:14-29 Do you dance with God? Does worship inspire passion and ecstasy? What happens when you dance to a different drum than God’s? Do our lives become destructive rather than creative? The reading from Samuel describes David [Read More...]
The Spiritual LandscapeSocial Media Chaos, Leadership Crises, and General Theological Seminary
What was already chaotic became tragic for the Seminary in the space of just a few hours. An internal crisis became a public crisis.
Edgy ExegesisWe Are Children of God, Now: A Sermon for All Saints Day
As we remember those who have passed away this Sunday, let us allow their memory to inspire us to remember that we are all children of God, right now.
Mark RobertsGod of Peaches
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Edges of FaithGod Bless America. Are you sure about that?
You might want to think twice this Fourth of July weekend before singing “God Bless America.” Since 9/11, this sentimental bit of civil religion has become a national anthem of its own and almost every politician loves to end their speeches with this benediction. But it has always struck me as an odd thing to [Read More...]
Opening the Old TestamentDavid Hates the Blind and the Lame? Reflections on 2 Samuel 5:1-10
This Sunday follows by one day the loud celebrations of July 4, and it could be that this peculiar little text is just the one we need to hear in the midst of our chaotic and patriotic events.
Sarcastic LutheranAccidental Saints Book Tour Info!
I’m so excited about this tour and really hope to see you on the road! These events are all free and will include a raffle of random items mentioned in the book (to raise funds for non-profits and charities associated with each of the host parishes)…and of course, for one lucky winner, a ham. [Read More...]