I grabbed my phone and turned off the alarm. Then began the ultimate battle of the universe: getting out of bed.
I bent over the edge of my mattress and saw Nathan snoozing happily on the bunk below me. 411 more words
Fifteen years ago I was involved in starting a new Lutheran church in the metro Phoenix area of Arizona. Under the guidance of the home mission board I was encouraged to consider successful models of contemporary and innovative churchmanship seen at Willow Creek, and Saddleback among others and see what could be adapted in our Lutheran context. 246 more words
I tried in my previous “Primer” to describe contemporary Christian sensibilities on the question of homosexuality (with sex-same marriage as the hot-button issue). I wasn’t quite putting myself in the shoes of, say, conservative Christians; but I was trying to avoid the easy, polemical attributions of outsiders. 1,717 more words