Pastor’s Blog

I got a haircut on Monday. With hair resting on the top of my ears, it was definitely time. While getting a haircut affects how you look, “you” stay pretty much the same as you were before the haircut. But, with a new look, one might find more reputability. It is one of the small […]

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding [Jesus] and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we […]

Allhallowtide, which began yesterday, continues today and into tomorrow. We set today, All Saints Day, aside for the saints whose names we know. Whether these are Christians who have only recently died or the names of our ancestors in the faith who died long ago but whose names we still know. One of the gifts […]

It was much to my dismay that I learned, in recent years, some (non-Lutheran) Christian groups were appropriating Reformation Day celebrations as a way to push out Halloween. These groups falsely believe that Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve) is “pagan” or a “Devil worshipping Day” or some other such accusation. As a person who enjoys celebrating […]

Why do we wear red on Reformation Sunday? I have been thinking about this for over a decade now. One year in college I wore a red shirt on Reformation day. When I went to speak with one of my professors he asked, “Are you wearing that in honor of all the people who died […]