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Let the Words of My Mouth…

This Sunday’s Psalm (Psalm 19) speaks to the holy and wonder of God. As we work to honor God’s commandment of Sabbath this season of Lent, I offer this reflection by Roddy Hamilton as a prayer and as a Sabbath exercise. Read through these slowly, and read it again. Rest in its words and look for its promises. May the words of our mouths reflect the nearness of God... Read More

Transfiguration

A good friend of mine from seminary did his internship at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx, New York City. Located on a very busy corner since 1931, Transfiguration had been a bilingual church since the 1960s—when the Puerto Rican Lutherans who founded the church decided they should starting reaching out to their English speaking neighbors... Read More

Go on. Get out of here!

The Jesus we encounter in the Gospel of Mark for this Sunday’s reading (Mark 1:21-28) is a voice of authority and power. Jesus was teaching in the synagogue when a man with an unclean spirit entered. He cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?...I know who you are, the Holy one of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice came out of him.”... Read More

Blessings upon blessings

In the abundance we have every day, sometimes it’s about having an attitude of seeing things as blessings. It’s a faith-filled act to have an attitude that no matter what the day brings to us—the good, the bad, and the ugly—we have the opportunity to share Jesus’ love and hope, all for the glory of God. It doesn’t mean we have all the answers, or to say that everything is okay. It means we pray and live in the hope that God is with us, and each day there is an abundance of blessings—blessings upon blessings—bestowed upon us. Read More

Reformation: Everything comes back to grace.

As we approach Reformation Sunday, there is a temptation to use the occasion to revel in how different, or special or better we are as Lutherans. Instead, let’s use this celebration to remind ourselves, as Pastor Nadia says, “What makes Lutherans blessed is not, as I once thought, that they’re different from the people in the church where I was raised. Rather, what makes us all blessed is that…God comes and gets us, taps us on the shoulder, and says, “Pay attention, this is for you.” Read More