Talking and reflecting on the Bible

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We are starting a new Bible-related event.  We’ll be talking and reflecting on the Bible and our lives of faith using a video series that uses a refreshing new take on what the Bible is and how we read it today called “Animate:Bible.” Sunday evening, after worship and as dinner is underway, we’ll watch a short video that raises questions. Then …

Prayer for this Week 10/31/2017

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Gracious God, Give me strength for my work. School work.  Paid work.  Volunteer work. Help me to remember that you are the one who created me. Help me to remember that you will use me to benefit and bless the world. Help me to work in ways that help the people around me. Help me to work in ways that …

The Bible for Normal People – Saturday, November 4th!

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Podcast hosts Jared Byas and Peter Enns, will be here Saturday, November 4th for an evening of reflection and conversation, taking a serious look at the sacred texts of the Bible.  Come join the conversation and hear what Byas and Enns have learned through their online conversations with leading Biblical scholars. Co-hosted by 3rd Way Collective, Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State, Wesley PSU, and Westminster Presbyterian …

Prayers from Martin Luther

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This week, as we prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation, I share with you three of Luther’s prayers. Luther’s Morning Prayer In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from …

Reformation Sunday At Grace Lutheran Church

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Sunday Worship services on Reformation Sunday will be a little different!  Take your choice and come join the celebration! Reformation 500 Services on Sunday, October 29 – Grace has many special plans to mark 500thanniversary of the Reformation on Sunday, October 29.   Here is the schedule for the day: 8:00 AM – Morning worship led by piano and flute 9:00 AM …

Prayer for this week

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God, I am so weary. I am worn out and worn down. I have so much to do. I don’t see a break anywhere ahead. Help me to find moments of rest. Help me to find ways to renew and refresh myself. Help me to keep tackling the deadlines and demands before me. Help me to keep pressing forward. Amen.

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A psalm when you need some rest (and plenty of other times, too). Psalm 23 1The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. 2The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside still waters. 3You restore my soul, O Lord, and guide me along right pathways for your name’s sake. 4Though I walk …

Snowdog visits!

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Aspen and Aspen are my Siberian Huskies, and their friend Iris is staying with us, too. Now that the weather is cooler, they are eager to come to campus! On either Monday or Thursday each week, I will bring a dog or two to campus for about 45 minutes between 10 am and 2 pm.  We are happy for your …

Leaders in Faith and Learning

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“Food for Thought” with Teach for America Passionate about your faith? How about teaching? Or what about learning, and broadening your worldview? If you’re hungry for some inspiration about your future and how you can connect that with your faith, this FREE dinner-and-“idea potluck” event is for you! Leaders in Faith and Learning – Interfaith “Food for Thought” with Teach …

Laurie Mulvey and Sam Richards

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“Why I Do What I Do:  A conversation for students about work and meaning” Gather for a unique conversation with Dr. Laurie Mulvey and Dr. Sam Richards, known here at Penn State for their work in Sociology and World in Conversation.  They will talk together about the values and motivations that guide their lives and their work.  It promises to …