hates a brother

Dear friends, I’m not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the message you heard. On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and theContinue reading “hates a brother”


So then, brothers and sisters, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus to keep living the way you already are and even do better in how you live and please God—just as you learned from us. You know the instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. God’s will is that your lives are dedicatedContinue reading “immoral”

Brokenhearted ~ Hurt ~ Yet Jesus can heal…

This was taken from a friends notes page of Facebook. I am fairly certain this article was written about me… I am fairly certain that there are few things as emotionally and/or Spiritually painful as having someone with whom you have lived and shared faith embracing and teaching things (in the name of tolerance andContinue reading “Brokenhearted ~ Hurt ~ Yet Jesus can heal…”

Why do we read the Bible?

I just finished a book called Reading the Bible For All The Wrong Reasons. It was an interesting book on why we read the Bible and how many of us use the Bible for abuse rather than to build each other up. By abuse we use the Bible to support those things we already believe.Continue reading “Why do we read the Bible?”

A statement on the 2009 ELCA Churchwide decision

I sit at my desk and prayerfully consider a statement to simply state my Biblical and pastoral understanding of the ELCA’s decisions “to allow congregations that choose to do so to recognize and support lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships” and to allow persons in these relationships to serve as rostered leaders (including pastors) of those congregations.Continue reading “A statement on the 2009 ELCA Churchwide decision”