Vicar Axel Kaegler                                                                                 Luke7:36-8:3 House of Prayer Lutheran Church           Fall, 2013                                  1 Kings 21:1-21a   “Sinboldly” or “God’s Love Makes Us Do Crazy Things”             Inthe way that the Church tells time, we’ve entered into the Season AfterPentecost, also called Ordinary Time.One of the perks of ordinary time is thatthe Revised Common Lectionary, is that it gives the suggestion of going throughsome of the lesser known stories and sagas of the Old Testament. This is areally useful thing for us preachers and congregations, because it forces us toconfront some of the lesser known portions of the Bible, as well as parts ofourselves that we don’t like to see. Now,Read More →

A Sermon by Gil Waldkoenig, Professor at theLutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Seminary Church of the Abiding Presence,April 10, 2013   The Second Sunday in Easter in Year C John 20: 19-31; Rev 1: 4-8; Acts 5:27-32                          Lord, we believe. Help our unbelief.   Lately I’ve been thinking a lot aboutunbelief. The kind of unbelief that makes the news quite often has to do withclimate change, also called global warming.   Almost half of the American population doesnot believe that the recent spike in global warming results from humanactivity, according to the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Somedisbelieve very aggressively. They say globalRead More →

The Right to Love the Land Neddy Astudillo This sermon was preached in the rural town of Marengo, Illinois, to an Anglo Presbyterian congregation that had just recently begun the process of opening their doors to the Latino people in their community. The goal of the sermon was to allow all people to see their commonalities and bring divine purpose to the experience of being a migrant or of working with migrants. From Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet, edited by David Rhoads. Continuum Press, 1-7. These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remainingRead More →