Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Sometimes forgiveness doesn’t make sense. When a wife cheats on her husband and doesn’t know if she wants to end either the marriage or the affair, how much time should be offered? Should forgiveness be considered? When a child’s been abandoned by their father who suddenly shows up again, … More Forgiveness Doesn’t Make Sense
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Last month we dealt with how God creates Christian stewards. We discussed that stewards are made by the power of the Gospel as God works to recreate us who are born in the corruption of Adam, the fallen steward, into the image of His Son. The relationship and stewardship … More The Christian Steward’s Struggle
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and … More How Are Stewards Made?
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Over the next several months, I would like to use these newsletters to go over an introductory look at stewardship. At my previous parish, I did a series of three workshops on the subject of stewardship called “Our Life in Christ.” Much of the material that will be presented … More Intro to Stewardship
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The Church breathes. In and out. Gathering in, and then sending out. This is the constant pattern of the Church and this is her life. We are always coming in, and then going out. We gather in as we gather for the Divine Service, whether that be in a … More The Church Breathes
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Sailors use the light of a lighthouse to guide them to find safe passage along treacherous shores, or as means to guide their ship to a safe harbour. Sometimes bars or clubs will use spotlights to guide people living in the big city to a big party or event. … More Epiphany
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Why do we go to church? Why do we go to church when the hairs are all grey, or not there at all, and the children are few and far between? Why do we go to church when there are more empty pews than full, the voices for singing … More Why Do We Go To Church?