Easter at LCM UT Austin

  13Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,  14and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.  15While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them,  16but their eyes were kept from recognizing him……… […]

Getting in touch and staying in touch this summer

Staying In Touch or Meeting Us During the Summer Campus Ministries slow down during the summer, but we don’t stop.  If you’d like to meet us at UT Orientation, look for our weekly tables (Wednesday June 4, and then Mondays at Orientation.) If you are in town and can join LCM for weekly events, join […]

“Return to the Lord your God, who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.” Joel 2:13   Ash Wednesday begins Lent Worship on Ash Wednesday calls us to repentance and self-examination, and reminds us all “that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Lenten disciplines traditionally have included fasting, prayer and works […]

A Personal Reflection on the importance of LCM UT

Why am I an ELCA Lutheran Campus Pastor?  Campus Ministry in Lutheran style is just different from most of the many ministries on campus. We emphasize “justification by grace through faith”, and that gives us a different feel. We don’t push the Bible down your throat, but dialogue about the life-giving Word of God. The Bible, […]

A Complex World and the Simplicity of Faith

Complexity and Simplicity Doesn’t life get really complicated at times? Relationships and other genders are hard to figure out, not to mention some of the calculus, physics or Arabic you may be studying. Sometimes it all gets overwhelming and difficult to navigate. While complex systems provide us with many benefits, the very complexity of solutions […]

LCM Invitations Week of January 20, 2014

                      INVITATIONS   I took this picture at the top of Mt. Bonnell at our first pause event. I was struck by the similarities between the text above and the visual images captured by the picture. Notice the dark shadows that imprison us. Notice the girl passively overwhelmed by the beauty of God’s glory of […]

Invitations

They said to Jesus, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”  39Jesus said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day.  John 1: 38-39 OK, I agree that many Lutherans aren’t great at sharing our faith and inviting people to know […]

Xie Xie, Happy Thanksgiving!

Xie Xie The word I spoke most frequently, during my year of living in China was Xie Xie or Thank You. In a country where language meant nothing to me, this word expressed my eternal gratitude for the people of China. When I needed help…which was all the time since their language and customs were […]