Hinge Point

* a sermon preached at New Hope Lutheran Church on February 26, 2017 * Since sermons are primarily intended to be heard, you can listen along here. Texts for the Transfiguration of Our Lord: Exodus 24:12-18 + Psalm 2 + 2 Peter 1:16-21 + Matthew 17:1-9 *************** Please pray with me this morning: Loving God, You call … Continue reading Hinge Point

Advent Devotional: Thursday, January 1: New Year’s Day and the Holy Name of Jesus

Blessed New Year! A funny story about January 1st… Liturgically this date for a long time had no importance for the Christian church. The day was originally intended to celebrate Janus, the Roman god who faced two directions. It encouraged much revelry and license…and still does for many. But the church rejected the holiday as … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Thursday, January 1: New Year’s Day and the Holy Name of Jesus