Easter is not just a day, but also a season — at the very center of the Church year and our life together in Christ. Continue reading “Jesus Goes Ahead of Us”
A group of disciples from Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio, recently returned from their fifth mission trip to Haiti. In addition to supporting the discipleship efforts of 12 local pastors, the group was able to extend God’s love to children at the Guitton School, orphans of the 2010 earthquake residing at a Bon Repos Children’s Home, and dozens of families in several local communities.
“For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” — 1 Corinthians 14:33 RSV
At any given time, it seems that about 10 percent of our congregations are in some state of tension or conflict. Continue reading “Order and Peace, Not Confusion and Chaos”
Last month, we looked at our care for and the function of our church buildings, the secondary temple structures. This month we look at our care for the primary temple structures, our bodies built as living stones upon the cornerstone of the new temple, our Lord’s body.
The history of the word “Euangelion” (Greek for “Good News” or “Gospel”) can be traced back to the story of Pheidippides, Continue reading “Theologians Without Borders”