Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, This month we have the privilege of casting our vote for who will be writing the laws of our country. It’s really quite hard to miss out on the fact an election is going on with all the signs that litter the roadways and stand in supporters’ front yards. … More Christians & Elections
Dear brothers & sisters in Christ, Are you nothing more than an animal? Or are you a great work of God’s creation, placed on earth to care for it and those who are around you? Are you an accident of this world, a foreign element introduced to this biosphere that should’ve stayed in your natural … More How Important is Creation?
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