Martin Lutherś Christmas Sermon

Today I am not preaching one of my own sermons. I am preaching Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon One of the most prominent Luther scholars of the 20th century was a man named Roland Bainton. He wrote a book called Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. Dr. Bainton also translated and arranged a collection […]


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 […]


Easter Sermon

Alleluia, Jesus is risen!  He is risen indeed, alleluia! What a joyous day Easter is, for it is on this day that we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection…his new life.  It is a joyous day for us believers as Paul reminds us in the first reading, “…of the good news that [he] proclaimed…through which [we] also…are being […]


Trust Also in Me

Has anyone ever stated to you the phrase ‘Trust me.’ I am sure that most of us have had that statement spoken to us at some point in our lives.  Maybe the speaker was standing in front of you with a blindfold in their hand ready to take you into a maze in some group […]


Seeing is Beleiving

How often have you heard someone say, or have you yourself used one of these following phrases. “I can’t believe it!” “Show me.” “I am standing here in utter disbelief at what I just witnessed.” “Prove it to me.” “I can’t believe my eyes!” You know the old saying, “Seeing is believing.” Well I think […]


Christmas Day – Wise Men

The magi were not the only ones who came in obedience to Bethlehem.  They were not the only ones to believe that the long promised Messiah, the new King, had been born. Mary and Joseph, they came in obedience to Bethlehem, they obeyed the angel and came as Jesus’ mother and father to Bethlehem. The […]