Bishop Addresses Sexual Immorality, Abortion at NALC Life Conference

Dear disciples of Christ Jesus,

In the midst of the growing controversy regarding late-term abortion — and what can only be termed infanticide — as a matter of self-serving convenience in a culture celebrating such decisions while refusing to consider the consequences that undermine the sanctity of life and assert our capacity and “right” to “play God,” I thought it might be helpful to share my sermon from this year’s NALC Life Conference.  Continue reading “Bishop Addresses Sexual Immorality, Abortion at NALC Life Conference”

NALC Life Conference in Virginia Precedes March for Life

The third annual NALC Life Conference was held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Warrenton, Va.

The event began with a free fellowship lunch followed by a talk by the Rev. Dr. Dennis Di Mauro, pastor of Trinity and chair of NALC Life Ministries, entitled “A Love for Life,” which showed how Christianity has been, and is now, a pro-life faith. The talk included quotes from great Christian thinkers including Basil, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Bonhoeffer and many others who spoke out in defense of life in the womb.  Continue reading “NALC Life Conference in Virginia Precedes March for Life”

A Christmas Message – Quiet Joseph Is An Example Of Faithfulness And Discipleship

Dear Disciples of Christ Jesus,

Martin Luther had much more to say about Mary, the mother of our Lord, than Joseph. Yet Luther gives thanks for this guardian of our Lord. He commends Joseph as a saint who strengthens our faith by his faithful obedience, his sacrificial love for Mary and his protective care for Jesus.  Continue reading “A Christmas Message – Quiet Joseph Is An Example Of Faithfulness And Discipleship”

Advent – A Time to Point to Jesus

Dear disciples of Jesus throughout the North American Lutheran Church:

The season of Advent is a wondrous time of preparation and anticipation. I encourage you to immerse yourself in this season, instead of enduring it as a necessary requirement in order to get to Christmas — the true focus of our energy and attention. One of the key figures in this season is John the Baptist and his message and ministry. Continue reading “Advent – A Time to Point to Jesus”

Raising Up Leaders – A Message from Bishop Bradosky

Dear Followers of Jesus,

Grace to you and peace in this Thanksgiving season! I am writing today with news of a critical opportunity I feel we must embrace. As we have discussed previously, we need your help finding young people who may be discerning a call to ordained ministry! There is a great need today for pastors in the Church—especially those who will be committed to the truth and authority of God’s Word!

We would like to invite you to nominate 1-2 students from your congregation to take part in a week-long event. Join us for NALC Week (July 7-12, 2019) at the NEXUS Institute.  Continue reading “Raising Up Leaders – A Message from Bishop Bradosky”

Passing The Baton of Discipleship

Dear Disciples of Jesus,

During my oral report at our Convocation, I compared our journey as followers of Christ Jesus to a relay race in which the runners are required to both receive the baton from one teammate and pass it on to the next runner.

St. Paul uses the image of an athlete to describe the discipline of faithfully following Jesus several times in his letters. He describes the relay of faith being passed on from one generation to the next as he encourages Timothy. Paul reminds Timothy that the faith he received started with his grandmother, Lois. She passed this faith on to his mother, Eunice. Eunice passed it on to her son. Now it was Timothy’s turn to run the next leg of this race.  Continue reading “Passing The Baton of Discipleship”

2018 Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church – Report of the Bishop

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Our theme for this year’s Lutheran Week is:

“The Holy Spirit: Calling, Gathering, Enlightening, Sanctifying”

Our text is Acts 1:8.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”   Continue reading “2018 Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church – Report of the Bishop”