The Rev. Kurt Lammi

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Organization: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dayton, OH


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." [] He lives in Vandalia, Ohio, with his wife, daughter and cat.


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Kurt Lammi: Why Pray?

Thursday March 21, 2019
If we have conflicted feelings about prayer, even though we know prayer is important, then why do we really pray? What is prayer really for? Is there a right way to pray?

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Christmas Prayer

Wednesday December 20, 2017
Good and loving God, It’s Christmas, the time we celebrate your coming - as a baby. We all know the story. We hear it year after year.... But, God, I must admit...I don’t get it. Why a baby?

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

Wednesday February 25, 2015
Mark 8:34-35: These are words we’ve heard before. We’ve preached on them before. We’ve told people of their importance before. But they are still challenging words. Even for pastors. Perhaps, I should say, especially for pastors.

Kurt Lammi: Preaching and the Rocky Ground

Thursday December 04, 2014
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.

Pastor Kurt Lammi: Everything Belongs to God

Thursday September 11, 2014
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.

Pastor Kurt Lammi: A Promise for Preachers

Wednesday July 23, 2014
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.