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 →


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 →

New Growth in the New Year

I am interested with how God will grow our membership as a congregation in 2017. Connection to a local community of believers is important. St. Paul wrote to the people in Ephesus, “There is one body and one Spirit . . . one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who... Continue Reading →


Why I am Lutheran

Why Should I Be a Lutheran? I know that some of you know my heritage in the Lutheran church. My father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all pastors. You may think that my blood flows with little lutheran seals imprinted on my red blood cells. I have every reason to claim my identity in the Lutheran church... Continue Reading →


Baptism is for Infants and Adults

aThis is written in response to Wes McAdams blog article in which he attempts to explain why it’s not biblical to Baptize an infant. First, he says, “Infant baptism is usually NOT even ‘baptism’” Wes McAdams makes his first point because he believes that the Greek word for baptism means immersion. This Greek word... Continue Reading →


One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

I believe in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. These are the words from the Nicene Creed that we regularly confess at St. Paul Lutheran Church. We say these words together with the confidence that we are united in our common faith in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One There is only one... Continue Reading →



BaptismI love performing Baptisms at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Baptism of babies, young children, and adults are all priceless moments in the life of our congregation. When I speak the Word of God and I generously pour water over the head of the person, I trust God to be at work delivering the gift... Continue Reading →


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