Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It is fitting that this newsletter comes out on Trinity Sunday as we move our attention to the Apostles’ Creed. The Apostles’ Creed is the oldest creed in the history of the church, coming from some time around the second century. It used to be understood as the “Old … More Trinity At Work for You
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Have you ever read Martin Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism? It’s found in the 1986 version of the Catechism at the back of the book, pg. 243 if you want to look it up. It’s very good reading and will give you a peek into the writing style … More Intro to the Small Catechism
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Sometimes I listen to Spotify, an online music streaming app, on the laptop while at work. Since I’m a little cheap, I won’t pay to get rid of the ads that come onto the feed every 30 minutes or so. One of the ads that get played is from … More “We Don’t Break the Rules, We Rewrite Them!”
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “Forgive and forget.” That’s how we so often put it, right? If you’re going to forgive someone, then you’re going to forget the incident that’s happened that’s hurt you, offended you, or caused you trouble. After all, isn’t that how God works, after all He says, “For I will … More Forgive and Forget?
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Evangelism is easy. You don’t need to be a great debater, or a raconteur (a good storyteller). The first you’ve got to reconcile yourself with is: Religion is for the weak. Jesus died for sinners, those who can’t save themselves. If you need Jesus, you need to admit your … More Evangelism is Easy
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As I sit and look out my window in the office, it’s snowing. Quite hard, in fact. I rather like snow. I never fully realized that until I moved here where our winters are so mild and the snow never sticks around for more than a few weeks or … More Christmas Greeting
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We might be tempted to say that the church is dying. You can come up with all kinds of reasons, such as the huge gaps on our Parish Council, the inability to get a full day care board together, missing faces from the congregation, or our great deficit in … More The Church Doesn’t Die