Matthew, Genealogies and Star Wars

Matthew, Genealogies and Star Wars

There seems to be an increasing interest in genealogies and ancestry lately. Several companies advertise that you can send in a swab from your cheek and they can tell you what part of the world your ancestors inhabited. This is a helpful trend for those of us...
An Introduction to Reading the Gospels

An Introduction to Reading the Gospels

We are about to launch a worship series that walks through the Gospel of John, following the Narrative Lectionary (January – April, 2018). This post is designed to provide you with a general introduction and framework for how to approach the story of Jesus that...
A Visual Meditation on Law and Gospel

A Visual Meditation on Law and Gospel

The Worship Theme tomorrow is titled “How You Live Matters.” This is the continuation of our CORE series where we look at the core elements of our faith. The real theological issue is a classic Lutheran teaching called Law and Gospel. This is a massive topic and I’ve...
Blessed is She Who Believed

Blessed is She Who Believed

The scheduled reading for today is Luke 1:39-45. At first glance it may seem like this is a transition passage between the big announcement to Mary that she would conceive, even though she is a virgin (Luke 1:26-38) and Mary’s famous song (the...
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