Invitations and Prayers: Last week of classes!

Thanks and PrayersNearing the end of the semester I think about many of you: awesome students who are a gift to UT, to Lutheran Campus Ministry and to each of us in the community. I’m thankful for the new life and new hopes you bring to this world!  I’m thankful for the gifts of education, and for all who […]

Reflections and Invitations for the Week of April 22

“My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.”  John 10:27-28 A Reflection from Student-Led Worship: Honoring Earth Day & the Beauty of Science by Erica Dietzel and Ryan Connell   Fibonacci Sequence: […]

Invitations for Week of April 15

Course Registration, Majors and Feeding Sheep  What an awesome, busy weekend for LCM!  On Saturday eight of us worked for 8 hours for Habitat for Humanity.  Saturday evening a group went out and enjoyed “Salt Lick” barbeque.  Then “Sola Gratia” won the intramural softball game! After Covenant Group, we worshipped together Sunday evening.  In all of that activity I saw Christ’s presence […]

Reflections and Invitations for the Second Week of Easter

Reflection: Easter Goes On… It was really something…to observe Holy Week the way we did this year…at least it was for me… It was a remarkable experience to be among different communities on each of those days and really feel what it means that the whole church journeys together with Christ to the Cross, through […]

Blessed Holy Week

We heard in worship this past Palm Sunday of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The ground was strewn with palm branches, the air full of shouts of “Hosanna!” And now we turn to the final days before Jesus’ crucifixion. Campus may be celebrating “Rez Week”…but we are still firmly on the dark side of death […]

Invitations Week of March 18, 2013

What do we smell like? We are back from Spring Break, the NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets are set and next Sunday is Passion/Palm   Sunday.  But did I mention stress? In a busy, stressful   time of the semester I  share an image from yesterday’s Gospel, where   Mary “took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive […]

Invitations: March 4-17, 2013

What should we do? Lutherans don’t frequently tell others what they should do, because after all, the Good News (or Gospel) of Jesus Christ is ultimately about what God does for us. This coming Sunday’s Gospel reading is the story of the “prodigal son”, or better said, the “loving father”.  The text centers in freely […]

Week of February 25 Reflections and Invitations

Reflection: Preparing for a Pilgrimage It is hard to believe that February is almost over. For me, at least, this semester has been so full and busy that it’s just run away with me. In the women’s Bible study, Sophia, we are talking about spiritual disciplines during Lent. Last week we talked about prayer and […]

Invitations and Reflection Week of Feb 17-23

Continuing our Lenten JourneyWhat a busy time of the semester!  We   have just 3 weeks of classes left before Spring Break. We are also in   Lent, where the Gospel on the first Sunday of Lent reminds us that Jesus was   tempted just as we are, to “live by bread alone”, to desire the   “glory […]

Weekly Reflection and Invitations – February 11-17

Reflection: Entering our Lenten Journey Ash Wednesday is almost upon us – so early this year! And a huge bummer to anyone giving up sweets for the season…since Valentine’s Day is the DAY AFTER Lent starts. Traditionally this is a season of spiritual practices – prayer, fasting and self-denial, almsgiving, and acts of love. Luther […]