Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Memorial Day reflection

About 10 years ago or so, I was sitting in the St. Louis airport, waiting to go home for break from seminary. I was reading a magazine, waiting for my flight to be called, others were milling about as others … Continue reading

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What could have been a city

Yesterday, I shared this news with great enthusiasm. A couple welcoming their 100th grandchild is surely reason to celebrate; may God continue to bless this amazing family. And yet, the longer I thought about it, the more I started to … Continue reading

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You shall live

Pentecost – Ezekiel 37:1-14 Pentecost is traditionally called the birthday of the Christian Church; and you would expect that on the birthday of the church, there would be gifts, there would be celebration, there would be loud shouts of jubilation, … Continue reading

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Deliver us from the evil one

Easter 7 – St. John 17:11b-19 What do you pray for? You certainly pray for the weather, for your health and the health of others, and for those who are not with us this morning for one reason or another. … Continue reading

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A view from the other side

The Ascension of Our Lord – Revelation 5:1-14 It happens just about every time. The same news is delivered to two people; one person is extremely excited at hearing the news, another is depressed upon hearing the same news. The … Continue reading

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The Ascension of Elijah

Winkel Sermon – 2 Kings 2:1-15 One cannot help but ask, who is our Old Testament text about? Is it about Elijah, or is it about Elisha? There is plenty to suggest that this is about Elijah; after all, this … Continue reading

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You got a friend in Jesus

Easter 6 – St. John 15:7-19 According to the current social media statistics, I am friends with LCMS President Matt Harrison; as well as several seminary and college professors, and other LCMS higher-ups. Pretty impressive company if I do say … Continue reading

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