Archive for October, 2017

October 15, 2017 – Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14

Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 The God of Peace Will Be with You Lectionary 28A – October 15, 2017 First Lutheran Church – Winnipeg, MB I’ve had it up to here with violence. We get served up by Matthew yet another parable of violence, a story, as commentator Debie Thomas says, that is harsh, hyperbolic, and […]


October 8, 2017 – Matthew 21:33-46

Matthew 21:33-46 Agents of Love Lectionary 27A – October 8, 2017 [Thanksgiving Sunday] First Lutheran Church – Winnipeg, MB   The last time I preached on this I started like this: “This is a depressing parable.” That still holds up, I think. Nothing goes well and then everything ends in destruction. Great! Thanks, Jesus! Glad […]


October 1, 2017 – Matthew 21:23-32

Matthew 21:23-32 The Authority of Love Lectionary 26A – October 1, 2017 First Lutheran Church – Winnipeg, MB I am so glad I didn’t get into conversations with Jesus, like the poor chief priests and the elders on that day long ago in the temple! Okay: I will set the scene for you – it […]