- From Pastor Chris

Epiphany issues the Midweek Blast of Epiphany Light every Wednesday morning with a message from Pastor Chris and Epiphany news.  Let me know what you think about this week's message, Chris

August 16
Five years ago I had ACL reconstruction surgery on my right knee. If you've ever had orthopedic surgery, or know someone who has, you know that the surgery is just the beginning, and maybe the easiest part of the process. For the next 12 months after the surgery, my new best friend was my physical therapist Jeremy. The therapy wasn't torture, but it was hard work and I knew if I didn't put in that hard work, I wouldn't get better. Read More
August 9
I must be a sucker for theatrics. Remember the "let's get ready to rumble" guy? I loved that guy! I love dramatic openings to things, like when they do the starting lineups for a basketball game. The lights go out, the music starts up, and the announcer starts roaring the names! Awesome! And don't even get me started on professional wrestling! No one does theatrics like those guys! How something begins can set the tone for what is to follow. So, how did the church start? Read More
August 2
I am spending the first half of this week with my grandparents in Des Moines editing my Approval Essay for the ELCA. For those unfamiliar with the process of becoming a pastor in the ELCA (which is likely a majority of you), this paper is a big deal. The twenty pages of my writing for this paper will be dissected by synodical leaders and lay church members who will then ask me to defend it. Sounds fun, right? Read More
July 26
I know many will talk about January as being the start of something new, but for me it’s when school starts up again. This fall I will have a kid in high school, middle school, and elementary school! (Pray for me!) Every year when school starts up again, it feels like a new season. The carefree days of summer are over, we have moved another year ahead in school, and the routines are reestablished. A new season. Read More
July 19
A week ago I was in Haiti with a bunch of friends, some new and some old, a part of an incredible experience. Epiphany has a long relationship with the Haitian Timoun Foundation (HTF) and as powerful as every trip we have ever taken has been, this one was different. Read More