60 Years

This year marks Prince of Peace’s 60th anniversary of being a partner congregation with Lyngblomsten. I have such a soft spot in my heart for Lyngblomsten. I volunteered there as a high school student, I have been in the building to do countless visits, I have brought...

HELLO my name is…

I read a story on NPR’s website recently about the importance of pronouncing peoples’ name correctly and it struck a cord immediately. I remember a few years ago I was driving to an event with two good friends of mine, friends who hadn’t met each other before. As I...

4 Questions

This past Sunday for the adult forum we talked about different ways of engaging scripture. One way is by reading scripture devotionally. Other ways include looking at scripture from a historical perspective, a literary perspective, and so on. During the forum we tried...

You Belong to God

“We have come to believe in Christ Jesus so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law.” The word “justify,” as central as it is in Paul’s writings and in our theology, just doesn’t move me. It doesn’t wash over me with grace,...

Things God Can Do

In preparation for worship this Sunday, I invite you to read Galatians 1:13-17, 2:11-21. The beginning of our scripture passage for Sunday begins with Paul writing to the churches of Galatia, “You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently...