Mary and Joseph
Mary and Joseph Mary was an unwed, pregnant teen. Joseph was a man in good standing. In their society, violence against women was expected and condoned. What a marvelous miracle that these two, against all odds, and against all expectations, allowed the Holy Spirit to enter into their hearts, and make their relationship work! We have Mary and Joseph both equally to thank for stepping up to their calling, for making a good home for the Christ-child and preparing Jesus…
Do Civilizations Self-Destruct
Do Civilizations Self-Destruct When we point our telescopes toward the stars why don’t we see alien civilizations? Maybe ET destroys himself as soon as he is capable of doing it. If he really destroys the environment on which he depends, do we follow his example? Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 12/11/2016
Can There Be Peace Between Predator And Prey?
Can There Be Peace Between Predator And Prey? Much of the worldview in our society today is based on the misunderstood theory of evolution which makes us believe that resources are limited, and we have to fight hard for our share.The strong will win, the weak will die. This is not how Isaiah envisions the natural order of things. God made this world in abundance. There is no victory for the strong and humiliation for the weak in the way…
Beat Hearts Into Ploughshares
Beat Hearts Into Ploughshares The dream to beat swords into ploughshares is as old as human kind. Even if the world is full of war and bloodshed, peace on earth starts with us disarming our hearts, minds and click fingers. The world will follow our lead. Rev. Olaf Baumann, sermon, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles WA, 11/27/2016