The Seen and Unseen (Spring 1987)
Sisters and brothers in Christ, clay bodies of our ever-present Creator, containers of the light that has come loving God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom we do live and in whom we do move and in whom we do have our being-present and our being-to-come. Amen.
Now Unto Him Who Is Able To Keep You from Falling (Spring 1990)
Grace and Peace to you. Peace, I say, not as the world gives, because the Peace of God is beyond the world's understanding. Therefore, Peace, as it comes from God.
Observations on a Pastoral Style (Summer 1991)
He offered children a shelter when their parents just didn’t come home, used the church van to help families move, drove the route to pick up children for preschool and Sunday services, took children to school when they missed the bus, directed Trailblazers, taught Sunday School and Confirmation, led midweek Bible study and prayer, preached on Sunday morning, cut the grass, offered care in crisis circumstances of varying severity, and more.
It’s Sunday, but Monday’s Comin’ (Fall/Winter 2011)
“It’s Sunday, but Monday’s comin’.” Author and speaker Tony Campolo preached on several occasions a memorable sermon titled “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming.” Among the places this was preached was at the Midwinter Conference hosted by the Evangelical Covenant Church a few years back, which I attended. Some weeks in the recent past, in speaking with Glenn Palmberg (ECC president emeritus), I joked that as a Pietist, someday I ought to preach a sermon titled “It’s Sunday, but Monday’s comin’.”