Many people are observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, but Pastor Paul Arnold may be outdoing them all.
The pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Palm Beach, Florida, has been collecting Reformation memorabilia for many years. He is now sharing his extensive collection with visitors to the Martin Luther Center created by his congregation. Continue reading “Remembering the Reformation”
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I am sharing with you portions of an article I was asked to write about the need for reform in the Church today. Continue reading “The Need for Reform in the Church Today”
We ended part one of this series with the observation that Jesus’ body is now God’s dwelling place on earth, rather than the temple in Jerusalem. This began with Jesus’ conception in Mary. He is the Son of God, the word of God incarnate dwelling in the midst of sinners. Wherever he is, God is. Continue reading “Temples and Priests – Before and After Christ’s Resurrection”
As I am writing these articles in 2017 in response to questions about the NALC and our shared ministry, the question this month is one recently posed by a Roman Catholic bishop. In our conversation about the NALC, he asked, “Explain to me the Core Value of being Congregationally Focused?” Continue reading “Congregationally Focused, Intentionally Connected”