DNA in a Congregation

At the congregation I serve as the senior pastor, we are introducing our DNA statement. Our identity shaped by Jesus is radically better when we trust the Word of God to be the source and norm of our congregation. When we are shaped by Jesus, by His Word, and by His love, then we discover... Continue Reading →


The Testimony of God is Greater

This past Sunday I preached my first sermon at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Michigan. The text for the sermon was 1 John 5:9-15, and I as I begin my ministry here I find great comfort in these words of John, "If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater,... Continue Reading →

Welcome and Grace

"Therefore welcome one another," Paul says, "as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God" (Romans 15:7). We have been welcomed into the kingdom of God by Jesus. No pretension is necessary with Jesus. He knows our sin and still welcomes us. As a matter of fact, it is through being vulnerable with Jesus... Continue Reading →


What does revolution look like? Baptism. Forgiveness. Mealtime. I trust in the revolution that God works in my body and soul. I know the danger of my sin and shame. The power of darkness against me is real. It is so difficult to imagine the glory of God being revealed in the midst of my... Continue Reading →

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