A Great Treasure

I have come joyfully and thankfully to cherish the words, “This is My body and blood, given and poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins.”

Epiphany (A Message for a Post-Church Culture)

by Rev. Timothy C. Cartwright     The Celestial Surgeon If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face; If beams from happy…

Shedding Some Light

Say What? Leaving church one Sunday morning not long ago, my niece and her husband asked Kiera, their 3-year-old daughter, what she had learned in Sunday School. “Jesus was boring,” she responded proudly. Relieved she wasn’t overheard by someone, they…

Sadness and the Seasons

by Dr. Leslie (Jack) Fyans I have lived in the upper Midwest all my life but have always dreaded the winters. The gloomy weather depresses me. Do other people have this problem, or is it just me? All of us…

One of Those Years

For me, the beginning of the new year is always exciting. What will the ensuing months bring? Where will I fail? Where will I succeed? How will I grow? Coupled with looking ahead, I always make it a practice to look behind. To reflect on the closing year, to remember, and to ask, “What has God been up to in my life?”

Volunteers Are Not Free!

It’s the beginning of a new year. It’s an opportunity also to review how we employ—and treat—our volunteer staff.

What Is Your Areopagus?

Unbelievers…will not, on their own, choose to come and hear the Gospel. We (the Church) must go to them.

Luther for Today

From the differently formed to the unborn without an opportunity to ever form, Luther links our mission with how we live.

Our Confessions Make Us Missional

Which is more important? Doctrine or mission?

Missionary Churches: Navigating in a Post-Church World

In an increasingly secular and pluralistic society, what is the status of the Church, and how do we engage the unchurched around us?