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Apr 15, 2019

How is your attention span these days?  If you are still reading this it may be longer than most people’s. No wonder our culture’s collective attention span has gotten shorter. We have so much information coming at us all the time. We have so many details to try to pay attention to that we can’t focus on anything...


Apr 8, 2019

“Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, 'Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.'” That is the sermon text from Deuteronomy at the core of this sermon by Pastor Steve Herder of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, along with...


Apr 2, 2019

The Prodigal Son. This is a story so famous that many people outside the Christian realm have heard it. But has it become too familiar?  So familiar that it’s lost its original power? In this sermon by the Reverend Dr. Timothy Delkeskamp of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, the old story is...


Apr 2, 2019

Sometimes, when traveling through life's dark valleys, it is hard to see the long view -- that God's purpose in all things is to bring us, as said in the 23rd Psalm, to green pastures. God's love is steadfast and sure. How to remember God's promise of abundant living no matter what is happening in life? This is the...


Mar 12, 2019

In this compelling sermon, the Reverend Dr. Tim Delkeskamp of Ascension Lutherna Church in Thousand Oaks, California talks about Jesus' Sermon on the Plain. Here, Jesus tells his disciples they must love their enemies. Really? Us? Today? Yes. But Pastor Tim points out that Christ does not say enable your enemies. Find...