April 6, 2021

Sermon from January 10, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeB18NVAQaE&feature=youtu.be “He proclaimed, ‘The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’ In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the... Read more

March 30, 2021

This was the sermon/teaching that was originally delivered on January 3rd, 2021: Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com “Hear the word of the LORD, O nations and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, as a shepherd a flock.” (Jeremiah 31:10) Hello, grace and peace to you my friends and Augsburg members. For those of you who may not know me, I am George Benson, your Outreach Coordinator and Development Director. I have... Read more

March 25, 2021

One of my favorite cold openings to Parks and Rec is when Diane and her daughters visit Ron at the office. The girls burst in as a tornado of chaos only exacerbated by Andy. After everyone leaves Ron’s office a mess after a few seconds of chaos, he looks at the camera and says, “What the hell just happened?” That scene has summed up the last year in my life (as I am sure many of you can relate). Especially... Read more

August 27, 2020

Spiritual memoirs are not something that normally catch my eye. Not because I don’t find them interesting, I’m just a nerd that reads theology textbooks for fun. However, when I found out Stina Kielsmeier-Cook had one coming out I immediately jumped on that bandwagon. I have been following her on social media for a little while, and something I found fascinating about her writing is her openness of her husbands de-conversion (no longer a Christian). Having been a pastor through... Read more

August 12, 2020

https://evangebros.podbean.com/e/acts-3-a-field-guide-for-overthrowing-empire-and-oppression/ For the past few weeks Don and I have been going through the book of Acts. The lens in which we’ve approached it (as laid out in the title of this post) is how we can use it as a guide to overthrow empire and oppression. But there is something that makes this week a little more exciting for us. We are now featured on https://www.ourbibleapp.com/ . Please make sure to check out the app. I have been using... Read more

July 15, 2020

This week on #evangebros we start in chapter one of Acts. I would say we spend quite a bit of time talking about the Spirit of God, and laying a bit of groundwork for chapter two. While I am not sure that’ll always be the case, I can imagine that chapters where a lot happens in the following chapter we’ll lay some ground for the next episode. And it feels like we did that a lot with this one. But... Read more

July 8, 2020

In this weeks episode of #evangebros Don and I discuss the book of Acts. We are starting a new series where we will go through the book, a chapter at a time looking at it in the lens of a field guide for overthrowing empire and oppression. However, before we jump right into that, there is groundwork to be laid. Every now and again I’ll say something about how Jesus’ teachings are anti-empire (meaning Roman) only to hear back how... Read more

June 9, 2020

I have been silent on here for a while. The year started with some bad news for my wife and I, and I didn’t have the heart to write. Then I thought of a series for Lent, but we found out we were going to have to move from Columbus to Northwest Ohio. Then a pandemic came. And now people are finally waking up to the cries of the oppressed again, hopefully we will all remain awake. So instead of... Read more

June 4, 2020

This week a new Evangebros episode dropped. We’ve been back for a few weeks but this one I want to highlight on here. My co-host Don was present for the protests in Toledo this past Saturday, and we discuss it. He asked me to gather some quotes, memes, etc on the protests/riots and discuss them. There is explicit language used, so just know that before you listen. I’ll be back next week with new content and a bit of a... Read more

December 17, 2019

Photo by Simon Matzinger on Pexels.com When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.Matthew 2: 10 – 11 When I started these posts back in early November, I was getting excited about advent and Christmas. After all it is my favorite time of the year. However, as the... Read more

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