• Ryan Ferwerda

    Contributing sermons since Mar 9, 2019
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Theology from a Freed Lutheran

About Ryan
  • Education: Master's of Divinity from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
  • Experience: Pastoral Intern (1 year) Youth Director (1 year) Solo Pastor of Rural 2 Point Parish (4.5 years)
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  • In The Beginning

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2023

    A look into what the Bible says about "the beginning"

    What makes a good story? For me, I am not an avid reader. I average reading probably only one book every three years or so. It takes me a long time to read a book, usually. Most often when I have a hard time reading a book it is because I have a hard time getting into reading that book, and it more

  • Gardening Trust

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2021

    Through Scripture we find that gardening has a lot to teach us about trust. Specifically trusting in God to see us through the difficult times of life.

    “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” [i] This quote from world renown horticulturist from the early 20th Century, Gertrude Jekyll, really speaks to the impact a garden can make on a person’s more

  • For All The Saints

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2021

    A look into a lost faith tradition of reflecting on the life and work of the saints, especially Saint Hilary of Poitiers, feast day January 13

    This past week my First-Grade son, who goes to the local Catholic School, along with all of this first grade classmates, helped lead the Wednesday mass. This was the second time this school year that he and his class has done this, and thus it was the second time that I went in order to see him and more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed on Nov 9, 2020

    Being prepared in life is very helpful in reducing stress when one faces the inevitable delays of everyday life. Scripture teaches us that being prepared in faith is useful as well as we a wait the coming of the kingdom of heaven.

    Delays; they are an inevitable part of our everyday lives. We experience delays in a variety of ways, but one of the most common delays that we all experience is in our travels, be it from weather, road construction, or traffic. While these delays are unavoidable, there are steps that we can take more

  • The Easter Witness Of God's Love

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2020

    What is Easter all about? What does Jesus' death and resurrection mean for our lives? These are the central questions of the seven-week Easter season. We may not be able to fully understand the meaning of these questions answers, but that does not stop us from bearing witness to those answers.

    What is Easter all about? What does Jesus’ death and resurrection mean for our lives? These are the questions that have been on my mind and heart this past week. Is Easter a one-day holiday in the spring where we simply gather with family for a nice meal, maybe exchange small gifts, hunting more