Farewell Kaiserslautern, Hello Hamburg

Sadly, my eight-month deployment in “K-Town,” Germany—serving as vacancy pastor at Kaiserslautern Evangelical Lutheran Church (KELC)—has ended. Last Sunday, October 17, KELC’s permanent pastor, Rev. Nathaniel Scott Jensen (center, in chasuble) was installed. But also what joy—not only because that loving congregation now has a permanent pastor but also because Rev. Jensen and his wife … Continue reading Farewell Kaiserslautern, Hello Hamburg

He is My Shepherd

Sometimes the Lord uses secular circumstances—past and present—to draw His chosen people to Himself. Last Sunday I had a fascinating conversation with “Hans,” a young leader in the local German congregation. I mentioned in passing that I would soon be leaving Kaiserslautern to share the Gospel with Afghan and Iranian migrants around Hamburg. “I’ve actually … Continue reading He is My Shepherd

Good News

This has been an average summer in Germany, with weather the way I recall it from my childhood in Bavaria—temps in the 60s and 70s Fahrenheit, occasional sun and frequent showers. This is why I like to use every opportunity I can get to catch some Vitamin D. And so, I sometimes sit out there … Continue reading Good News