New Year’s Blowout

New Year’s Blowout

“The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the people of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of complete rest, a holy convocation commemorated with trumpet blasts. You shall not work at your occupations; and you...
Mary and the Indwelling Word

Mary and the Indwelling Word

During the Sundays in Advent we will dwell in Mary’s story. Our focus scripture for this Receiving, Responding, Rejoicing season includes the encouragement to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly” (Colossians 3:16). No doubt, Mary is a wonderful witness to this...
Receiving, Responding, Rejoicing

Receiving, Responding, Rejoicing

On Reformation Day, Pastor Steve and I held a conversational sermon about God’s activity in our lives – some of the ways we receive God’s goodness, respond to Christ’s grace, and rejoice in the Spirit. Here, I’d like to share a few more thoughts along these...
Faith Alone: The Heart of Everything

Faith Alone: The Heart of Everything

“Anders, it is not your sins that separate you from God, but your virtues. Or more properly: it is that you need to have something to bring before you step before God. This is why God has allowed you to be stripped of the shroud of holiness that you wore in Fröjerum....
Good News for Anxious Christians

Good News for Anxious Christians

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary, the devil prowls around, looking for someone...