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God Speaks

This piece was written with my home church in mind. During a time of transition in leadership and of low attendance, it is easy to become disheartened. 900 more words

Caskets Remind Me of Christmas

      Imagine, if you would, the last time you stood in front of an open casket. Picture the scene. Perhaps you were crying. Or perhaps you stood silently. 1,948 more words


“Ask not what your church can do for you.”

      “Church Shopping.”

     Most of us are familiar with the term and the negative connotation associated with it. A recent two-part series of viral videos even poked fun at the concept with a satire called “Church Hunters.” Inspired by the HGTV series House Hunters, a smiling young couple is depicted, eager to search for the church home of their dreams. 1,512 more words


“Ethically-sourced” or not Porn Hurts Men and Women

      As if we needed anymore reasons to be disgusted by Nadia Bolz-Weber and her rhetoric, the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) “Reverend” recently stated that porn use should not be shamed by the church: “Now, there are issues of justice and exploitation within the porn industry, no question, but it doesn’t mean consumption of pornography should be shamed.” She insists that “There is ethically sourced porn” and thus, if one just chooses their porn carefully, there should be no moral qualms raised about it. 1,259 more words


The Confession at Augsburg

Who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. 531 more words

Theology & Doctrine

My First Baptismal Birthday as a Mother

      Every night I put my almost eleven month old son in his pajamas, settle into the rocking chair in his room and nurse him as I sing. 890 more words


It’s Not Okay, But I Forgive You

      Marriage, when based on God’s Word, serves so many wonderful functions. It is is the foundation of the familial unit, which is the foundation of our society. 2,166 more words