On the Church’s Mission

Before Jesus ascended, he spoke to the gathered disciples (Matthew 28:18-20): “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I…

Spiritual Gifts

In John’s gospel, after the last supper, Jesus takes his disciples for a walk, and he teaches them about things that are going to come. He’s going to leave them, he says. He will return, he promises. But when I’m gone, you won’t be alone.  John 14:16-18. “And I will pray the Father, and He…

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Sermon at FUSION service, Camp Buehring, Kuwait, 27 OCT 2013. The song we sang at the beginning was “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” by Martin Luther. He wrote it about the year 1527, and it became the anthem of the Protestant Reformation. I have a long history with that song. I fell in love…