A few years ago, I was transfixed and moved by the story of the 20 Christian martyrs who were beheaded by Islamic terrorists in Libya by the shore of the Read More
You’ll see that I have “recycled” the words from the Advent Nunc Dimittis by setting them to a different tune: Von Himmel Hoch, or “From Heaven Above to Earth I Read More
The “OLD Red Hymnal,” AKA SBH, AKA Service Book and Hymnal, was where I first encountered the lovely Christmas carol, “Love Came Down at Christmas.” The tune is a gentle Read More
I think this was the first hymn paraphrase of the liturgy that I ever did, and it was for a Christmas Eve service at the church where I was the Read More
I had fun with this. You can use this as the Prayers of the Church, or as an extended Kyrie, especially on the Sunday after Christmas (when many congregations have Read More
The Gloria in Excelsis is the quintessential Christmas carol, being sung over shepherds and flocks near Bethlehem the night of Jesus’ birth. This paraphrase of the Gloria (pretty much the Read More
JESUS WELCOMED LITTLE CHILDREN Devotional for October 7, 2018 based upon Mark 10: 13-16 The Gospel writer Mark tells us, “People were bringing little children to (Jesus) in order that Read More
“Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above Read More
With all respect and appreciation for your firm grounding against what I call an epidemic of fluffy theology and fuzzy…
I believe we should into earlier American models of forming pastors, as well as models from Africa. Is there a…
Mike, my point is, how far is NALC willing to stray from scripture to solve a man-made problem?
Duane, I suspect you know the answer to your question. But even if not, what please is your point?
Is there a Biblical reference to Congregational Chaplain? Is it in the Augsburg Confessions? Book of Concord? Did Luther ever…