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2019-06-16

Holy Trinity Sunday

It is not only American Father’s Day, and the ALC church picnic, but it is also Holy Trinity Sunday today.  It is the Sunday in which we tackle the question, “What is the Trinity?” Now this is a question that I know that I asked early on in my life because my home church, the […]

2019-06-09

Pentecost Sunday

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday when we remember the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples in Jerusalem and propelling them out the door into ministry.  Pentecost has often been called the ‘birthday’ of the Christian church. So it is a proper day for us also to remember our history and by this I mean […]

2019-06-02

Ascension Sunday

This past Thursday was the fortieth day since Easter and as we read in Luke’s account at the beginning of Acts, “After his suffering [Jesus] presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the Kingdom of God.” On that fortieth day, Jesus was lifted up, […]

2019-05-26

Grace, God’s Forgiveness sermon

While I was waiting to receive my first call in the months before I was ordained I worked in the St. Paul, Minnesota Public School system as a substitute schoolteacher.  Those five months gave me a good taste of what that line of work is all about, and how so many of my friends and […]

2019-05-19

The Holy Spirit Shows the Way

Prejudice.  Prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. The world is full of prejudice.  Prejudice is what we use to divide ourselves into groups, factions, and parties.  We use prejudice to keep people; out, down, away, apart, oppressed, depressed, enslaved, and without. Prejudice can be based upon; gender, race, culture, class, […]

2019-04-28

Doubting Thomas

When we first moved to Oslo in the summer of 2015, we heard that we would be getting new neighbors across the hall. I remember Torill Sebro saying how great it would be for us to have these new neighbors because they too, were from the United States and had children around the same ages […]

2019-03-17

Agendas. Gods or Yours

Agenda. Agenda is a common word in modern day English, and I am supposing that most languages have an equivalent word that is also widely used in this 21st century. Perhaps the first question to be asked is, “What is an agenda?” One definition that I looked up defined ‘agenda’ as: a list, plan, outline, […]

2019-03-03

Transfiguration Sunday

Too often when I read the Bible I can get all caught up in the theological implications of what is being said or done, that I forget that the people of whom I am reading were real people.  I forget to look at what their emotions or thoughts might have been in the midst of […]

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