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PhD in Missional Leadership. Research in Spiritual Formation for the Suburban Congregation

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Explore Every Book of the Bible

Find cartoons, illustrations, videos, commentaries, and other helpful information about every book of the Bible.

The Graphic Novel is Now in Print

The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of Jesus.

Jesus was a Jewish teacher who was not afraid to speak truth to power, challenge social boundaries, and show unconditional love to all people, regardless of status. Jesus’ life, teaching, death, and resurrection are both the fulfillment of what the Hebrew prophets foretold and the promise of God’s coming Kingdom.

This graphic novel version of the Gospel of Matthew invites you to enter Jesus’ story as one of the crowd who listens to his teaching, watches what he does, 

My Mission

It is my desire to use all the gifts, passions, and experience that God has given me to help others grow deeper in the love of God, through Jesus Christ, in the Power of the Holy Spirit, for the sake of the world.

The Heart of God | A Sermon from Hosea 11:1-11

This sermon explores, both visually and dramatically, the metaphor of God as a parent to a wayward child. The disobedience of God's child, Israel, breaks God's heart. Yet, in the end, God's compassion for Israel wins out over any feelings of retribution. Love wins....

A Day Off Doodle of Star Wars Fan Art

Had a chance to sit down on Monday (my day off) and spend three uninterrupted hours in the studio. This is what came from it. Painted in the Procreate App on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil using, primarily, the Gouache MaxPack brushes.

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Isaiah 5 and 11 | The Vineyard

A visual meditation on Isaiah 5:1-7 and Isaiah 11:1-5. Isaiah compares Judah to a vineyard. It was expected to produce the sweet wine of justice and righteousness, but only produces the wild grapes of bloodshed and caused an outcry of pain. The vintner lets is fall apart. One day, though, a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse who will be a vine that leads with Justice and Righteousness.

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Hosea 11:1-11 | The Heart of God

This has been a tough week for our community. A 13-year-old boy was struck by a car and killed on his birthday, right in front of the school as everyone was coming in for the day. The event has sent a shockwave of trauma throughout the community. It is only natural to...

Interview with Stephanie Williams Obrien | Live a Life Worth Talking About

Pastor Stephanie Williams Obrien is one of the co-founding pastors of Mill City Church. This congregation meets for worship in the auditorium of the Sheridan School in Northeast Minneapolis. They seek to be part of the community, see what God is doing, and join God in it.
She is an adjunct teacher of preaching at Bethel Seminary.
Church planting with Michael Binder.

Why Would God Let a 13-Year-Old Die?

This blog post is a response to the tragic death of a 13-year old boy in our community and the many families that are suffering shock and grief.

The Kairos Blanket Exercise at the Religious Education Association Meeting

The Kairos Blanket Exercise is a powerful, interactive, embodied educational experience that takes the participants through a 500-year story of what happened to the indigenous people of Turtle Island (North American Continent) after the European settlers arrived. I...

How Do We Deal with the Violence of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:20-39

How do we deal with the violence of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:20-39. He puts God to the test. Then, when he wins, he slaughters 450 of his enemies. Does Elijah represent the same God that Jesus calls Abba?

How Do You Define Success? | A Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13

How do you define success? The gods of our age lure us to wealth, achievement, and power. Are these the rhythms of the Kingdom of God to which Jesus invites us to walk? This sermon looks at the calling of David and reminds us the the Lord does not look on the outward appearance, like mortals do. The Lord looks on the heart.

Don’t Be Bored with Your Own Sermon | Interview with Rolf Jacobson

Rolf Jacobson joins us on the Visual Preacher podcast. Rolf is a Lutheran pastor, a professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and a key player in WorkingPreacher.org. This interview takes you behind the scenes at Working Preacher, explores Martin Luther’s use of the artist Cranach in the Reformation, the use of body language in preaching, and lots of other goodies.

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