I was amused as I prepared for this morning, because it can be challenging for a Christian pastor to preach about Sunday as Sabbath or a day of rest. It is the primary and most visible workday of our week, but we also had the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly this week. The Sabbath, thankfully, is not… Continue reading True Sabbath
We often speak of our life as a book, where the more intensive transitions in time mark the shift from one chapter to the next. These intensive transitions are usually the result of: * a change in relationship status * a change in the family configuration (birth or death) * a change in employment *… Continue reading New Chapter? New Book?
The Republican president nominee, Mitt Romney, is an adherent to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS, aka Mormons). Accordingly, this has sparked a renewed fascination in the American public and media about this religious organization. However, this fascination is not the cause of this post. A few evenings ago, I was… Continue reading Encounters with Latter Day Saints
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against authorities, against the cosmic powers… Continue reading The Whole Armor of God
On August 5, 2012 a gunman entered a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek Wisconsin. He was responsible for the death of six victims and the wounds of another three victims, before police ended his own life (Article). Although this tragedy was broadcasted, it did not capture and maintain the spotlight of media. In fact, the… Continue reading Sikhs, Sikhism, + the Recent Tragedy