Here is a wonderful poem by Mary Oliver to get us ready for the gospel reading that we will be hearing in this Sunday's worship service.
As we live through this unprecedented pandemic, what can we learn from Jonah's time in the belly of the fish?
A powerful and timely essay reflecting back on the day that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
What does a pandemic and an unexpected prison stay have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Letters and Papers from Prison" has a lot to teach us as we live through this pandemic.
A prose poem inspired by the Saharan dust storm that recently reached us in North Carolina.
There is a lot of mistrust, fear, and hate in our world today. What will drive them out? Not more of the same. What our world needs now is faith, hope, and love.
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.
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.
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.
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.