Posts by Phil Oehler

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…a breath of fresh air…

by Phil Oehler

Eugene Peterson notes that when we read scripture, “we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but to see our stories in God’s. God is the larger context and plot.” This year, I’m using the Narrative Lectionary, put together in 2010 by the good folks at Luther Seminary in […]

Merry Christmas!

by Phil Oehler

Merry Christmas! I hope that you are having a joy filled season and look hopefully to the celebration of Christ’s birth in just a few days. Not only am I preparing for Christmas Eve service, but also planning for 2018. Yes, getting ready for a new calendar year. After prayer and discussion with the staff, […]

Stewardship for 2018

by Phil Oehler

Author Henri J.M. Nouwen in his book “The Spirituality of Fund-Raising” proclaims that: Fund-raising from the point of view of the gospel says to people: “I will take your money and invest it in this vision only if it is good for your spiritual journey, only if it is good for your spiritual health.” In […]