National Marriage Week: Day 1

It is the beginning of National Marriage Week, a week in which family care organizations, churches, and many other groups will be celebrating marriage and seeking to strengthen couples. At St. Paul’s, we have a variety of activities planned. One that I’m particularly excited about is the video series and discussion guides we are producing. Each day we’ll have a new video and guide to help our couples grow. Check out today’s! (Click here for the discussion guide)

“Nothing New Under the Sun”

In the following video, Pastor James Hein, pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN, presents to a group at Marquette University Campus Ministry in the Milwaukee area. His basic thesis: “Human nature has not substantially changed in 2,000 years, therefore the Bible is just as relevant now as it always was.” Pastor Hein brings up a ton of awesome thoughts and ideas all connected to this thesis. It is well worth the watching/listening, and I promise it will provoke many thoughts! Enjoy!

If you want your thoughts to be provoked even more by Pastor Hein, check out his blog at

Hey everyone, I’m way behind

I think the number of days between blog posts has officially hit double digits. Really hadn’t planned on that, but I guess that’s how it goes this time of year. Mission trips are an amazingly wonderful experience, and I enjoy that part of my ministry probably most of all. But they come with a price, and that price is time. Time has been in very short supply relative to the demand these past couple weeks.

So I won’t spend a lot of time on this post talking about how much catching up I have to do. I won’t spend a lot of time talking about how awesome my mission trip week with 14 young people eager to share Jesus was (but it was amazing!). Instead I’m going to take the quick way out, post a little video encouragement, and whistle as I walk away. Hopefully the next couple weeks will see a return to business as usual and a little more consistency in my blogging here as well.