In this rapidly-changing world, where we do turn to find guidance? We look to the star that endures, to the eternal that continues to be the foundation of our future.
"Be a hero in the strife," Longfellow writes, but also "learn to labor and to wait." Here is a poem, prayer, psalm, and promise featuring Longfellow's poem alongside Psalm 90.
As Christians, what do we consider the highest wisdom? Here is an answer to that question from one of the most widely-read devotional books ever written, "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis.
Jesus has freed us from sin so that we can live the life we were always meant to live, the "whole, healed, put-together life." Here is my sermon on Romans 6:12-23.
What does it mean to be Lutheran? In this post, I offer an answer to that question, using one of our most important confessional writings, the "Augsburg Confession," which was officially presented 490 years ago today.
A poem, prayer, psalm, and promise featuring Psalm 1 alongside a poem by RS Thomas.
Here is a sonnet that I wrote for Psalm 42, as part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
Jesus tells us not to be afraid, because the only thing to fear is the One who loves us completely. Here is my sermon on Matthew 10:24-39.
The desert fathers and mothers from the 3rd and 4th centuries remind us that when we spend our time criticizing everything, "we drag one another down into the abyss." So let's talk about things that are good for our souls.
How can we learn to live the good life? I reflect on that question as I review Eugene Peterson's book, "Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at Its Best."