Psalms of Lament

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God (Psalm 43:5) Artwork: The Sorrowful Saint (2016) by Scott Erickson The Psalms are an important part of Scripture and play an important...

Innovator Learning Academy

“Thus, I make it my ambition to proclaim the good news, not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him shall see, and those who have never heard of him shall...

Ordination Anniversaries

In the Letter to the Romans 10:14-15, St. Paul writes, “But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to...

Lutheran Disaster Response

“In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Lutheran Disaster Response: Faith into Action In Acts chapter...

Conference of Bishops

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous will live...

Lord God, You Have Called Your Servants

I want to thank everyone who helped with and participated in last week’s virtual Synod Assembly. Thank you for your many kind and encouraging words. As I shared in the opening words of my homily, “though we long to gather for a Synod Assembly in person, gathering...