Handling Plans that Fail

Job answered the LORD and said, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2). How do you respond to plans that have been thwarted? I become deflated when I have a plan written in my mind how events will develop and someone opposes, defeats,... Continue Reading →


Flipping Through the Hymnal

The hymns and songs of the church help me understand the timeline of the year. When I flip through the pages of the Lutheran Service Book, I notice the different sections of hymns. The hymnal is not organized in a progression of hymns from favorites towards clunkers. Organizing a hymnal from favorites towards disappointments would... Continue Reading →

Sharing Easter

On April 16 we celebrate Easter, the Festival of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This festival is the chief celebration of our Christian lives. Everything we do as the people of God circles around the promises of God revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus. God has called us to proclaim the... Continue Reading →


Serial vs Self-Encapsulated Story

I enjoy binge watching shows through Amazon or Netflix. I bounce between liking shows that have a long story arc that the screenwriters spread across  several episodes and shows that self-encaspsulate a story into each episode. Recently I started watching a show that started as a spy show with each episode being self-contained. Slowly this show... Continue Reading →


Grace on Tap Episode 6

Episode 6 is now online and ready to listen to. Enjoy in this episode information about the lead up to the proceedings at Augsburg in 1518. Mike calls this this "Game of Thrones Episode." Episode 6 Also we want to share that Grace on Tap is going on a road trip to Brewery Becker on... Continue Reading →


Grace is on Tap again at the Podcast

The Heidelberg Disputation was a debate that took placed at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Augustinian order in April 1518. Head on over to graceontap-podcast.com and discover the latest podcast which gives Mike and I an opportunity to talk about the lead up the 1518 disputation in Heidelberg.  


Episode 3 – Sermon on Indulgence and Grace

Mike Yagley and I are working on a podcast about the events, documents, and people that helped define the reformation. The podcast can be found at GraceOnTap-Podcast.com. We posted the third episode this morning. I encourage you to take some time and listen to this episode. Provide any feedback you desire. We are interested in getting... Continue Reading →


Episode 2 of Grace on Tap-Podcast

Would you do me the favor of going  to graceontap-podcast.com and discover the new episode that Mike Yagley and I posted about the 95 Theses. Mike and I are recording these podcasts as a part of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.


Grace on Tap – Podcasts

Grace is flowing today. Mike Yagley and I have been working on recording podcasts for a project called GraceOnTap. Today we have uploaded our first episode on the background of the 95 Theses. Our plan is to release an episode each week. I hope you enjoy. http://graceontap-podcast.com/2017/01/02/episode-1-grace-on-tap-background-on-95-theses/


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