Author: Phillip Brandt

Advent 2, 2022

Isaiah is on a bit of a theme here in Advent and we might want to pay attention. Last week he spoke of swords into plowshares and spears into pruning

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Advent 1, 2022

It is the First Sunday of a new Liturgical Year. Time to do some thinking and planning as a pastor and as a provider of Sunday Sermon. I have long

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Pentecost 23 – 2022

Our thoughts are turned toward the eschaton today, last things, the reappearance of our Lord Jesus. The Bible is clear on several things for us. It will be a time

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Reformation Day – 2022

Five years ago we were all worked up for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I still have my playmobil Luther figurine on a shelf in my dining room. It

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Pentecost 20 – October 23, 2022

The Gospel reading this week involves two stories which revolve around the common theme of pride and humility. The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector contrasts the spiritual

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Pentecost 19, 2022

“There was a widow who kept coming to the judge seeking justice.” We look out over our parishes and there is almost no way you do not have one of

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Pentecost 15, 2022

We often lose sight of the fact that forgiveness is in fact a metaphor, taking a word from one realm and potently applying it to another. Forgiveness is what banks

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