This week, I start a summer series on Lutheran Lenses. These are particularly Lutheran ways of seeing God. Beyond clarifying for you what it means to be a Lutheran Christian, I hope this series will bring you a renewed and inspired understanding of who God is, what Jesus means for you, and how to live in response to God’s grace.
This Sunday, I will start with a sermon on what some people think of as the key Lutheran Lens: Justification by grace through faith. A writer named Frederick Buechner describes this in simple terms:
Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.” *
Last week, Guest preacher Michael Catlett gave a beautiful meditation on quilting as a metaphor for “Piece” Lutheran Church. You can hear it again here.
* Buchner, Frederick. Beyond Words. p 138. HarperCollins. 2004.