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The Rev. Kurt Lammi The Rev. Kurt Lammi serves as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Dog Leg Road in Dayton, Ohio. He is also author of the book "Bread for Beggars: An Anthology of Christian Poetry."

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Kurt Lammi serves as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Dog Leg Road in Dayton, Ohio. [www.StPaulDogLeg.org]  He is also author of the book "Bread for Beggars: An Anthology of Christian Poetry." [http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1430301724#] He lives in Vandalia, Ohio, with his wife, daughter and cat.

 


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Kurt Lammi: An Encouragement for Pastors from Mark 8:34-35

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

 

"34 [Jesus] called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it." (Mark 8:34-35)

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Kurt Lammi: Preaching and the Rocky Ground

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

 

Preaching is hard. You know that. I know that. It's hard trying to come up with something fresh on the text each week. It's especially hard because typically we don't know what happens to the sermon after we deliver it.

I find it appropriate that preachers talk about "delivering" a sermon - as if the sermon were a baby being born. It makes sense, right? You've had this seed of an idea inside of you. You've been feeding it. It's been growing within you. Then you have to deliver it. You step into that pulpit and it comes out of you for the people in the pews to receive. Sometimes you're proud of it. Sometimes it still needs help. But you have to let go of it. You send it out into the world and you have no idea what will happen to it. Plus, there's the fact that you have to repeat the whole process all over again next week.

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September 11, 2014

Pastor Kurt Lammi: Everything Belongs to God

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

Have you ever received an incredible surprise gift? I’m sure you have. Of course, we’ll say that God has given us many gifts, too, and we are grateful for all that God has provided. But when it comes to what God gives, calling them 'gifts' may not be the right word.
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July 23, 2014

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Promise for Preachers

The Rev. Kurt Lammi (ELCA)

In Matthew 13:31-32, Jesus tells the parables about the mustard seed and the yeast. For preachers like you and me, it can be easy to talk about how these parables are subversive. It’s not just about how little things turn in to great big things. It’s more about how the Kingdom of God takes over everything around it. But it can still be difficult for preachers like us to believe it.