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The Rev. David Miller

The Rev. David Miller is senior pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Napierville, IL. He was formerly dean of the chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

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The Rev. David Miller

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL.

The Rev. David Miller is senior pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Napierville, IL.

From 2005-2008, Pastor Miller was the Dean of the chapel and Cornelsen Director of Spiritual Formation at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

From 1999-2005 Miller was editor of The Lutheran, the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest circulation denominational publication in the United States. Ordained in 1980, he served congregations in Nebraska and Kansas before joining The Lutheran as a senior editor in 1987. He has written hundreds of articles and has reported from more than 30 countries around the world, winning numerous awards for feature writing, editing and photography. In 1999 Wartburg seminary granted Miller a doctorate of divinity for his significant contributions to the ELCA and the international Lutheran community.

A spiritual director, David studied Christian spirituality at Catholic Theological Union, Loyola University, the Claret Center, Chicago; and the Academy of Spiritual Formation, Nashville, Tenn. He is the author of Friendship with Jesus, A Way to Pray the Gospel of Mark (Augsburg 1999), a contemporary adaptation and exploration of Ignatian contemplation, a way of prayer central to the famous spiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola.

For more than a decade, Miller has been a frequent keynote speaker and retreat leader at events for laity and clergy, across the country, in Lutheran and ecumenical settings. He is committed to nurturing the life of prayer and spiritual discernment in Christ's Church that all may know and be filled by the Loving Mystery revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Miller is deeply influenced by the spiritual tradition of Ignatius Loyola. He is also well versed in classical figures from the history of Christian spirituality and mystical theology such as Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis De Sales, Julian of Norwich, the Desert fathers and mothers, Gregory of Nyssa and Thomas Merton.


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The Rev. David Miller

Sermon for Trinity Sunday

John 16:12-15

June 10, 2001

The Rev. David Miller (ELCA)

I remember...

I remember kneeling in the pew after returning from communion. I was lost in a haze; I didn't think of the day, of the sermon I just heard, or of the sacrament I'd received. I couldn't hear them. I could only hear my fear about what the next week would bring. The stress. The work. The worry. The rush. Kneeling there in church, I tried to pray through my distress as the choir sang of Mary, the mother of Jesus--"Hail, Favored One," they sang, "the Lord is with you." But I couldn't hear them either. My fear, my anxiety was stronger than their words.

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The Rev. David Miller

Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Easter

John 13:31-35

May 13, 2001

The Rev. David Miller (ELCA)

Jesus stands among his friends and he knows. It's time. Yes, Jesus, it's time. It's time for you to go. It's time for you to say farewell to your friends, but before you do, you have a few things to say. They have been with you for a long time. You have walked with them down dusty roads on hot Judean days. You have shivered with them on cool nights when there was no place to sleep but under the stars. They have struggled with you, Jesus. They have tried to understand you--you, who were so confusing. They wanted to know just who you are and what you are doing. And even on the good days, your friends only partially understood.

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April 15, 2001

Sermon for Easter

The Rev. David Miller (ELCA)