The Messiah

The Messiah

(Jesus) asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”—Mark 8:29 I’ve had a lot of nicknames in my life. Some that stuck with me for a while and others that were used for a week at camp. My High School Social Studies teacher called me Buffalo Guy. My name in German Class...
Live Your Waterlife

Live Your Waterlife

My hope and expectation for true community begins with resurrection, his death and life in me. His Spirit fills the Body: his church through water sees promise for tomorrow, his waterlife in me.—Verse 3 of the song, Waterlife, from Worship & Praise Above is a...
Confession and Forgiveness

Confession and Forgiveness

“Did you wash your hands? With Soap?—mom” Our kids should be old enough by now but we have this sign hanging in our downstairs bathroom. After five Sundays in John’s Gospel focused on Jesus as the “bread of life.” We return to Mark’s Gospel and we step into...
You have the words of eternal life

You have the words of eternal life

Alleluia. Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Alleluia If you sang the above words to the tune from the LBW, Setting 2, you might be a church nerd like I am. Sometimes, I am surprised when a memory triggers and I am taken back to Pioneer...
Liturgy – Work of the People

Liturgy – Work of the People

(From the Gr. leitourgia “work of the people”) The service of God offered by the people of God in divine worship.—From the Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms On a typical Sunday morning, my focus is pulled in many directions. If I’m preaching, I prepare for...