The ELCA Confession of Faith, subtitled “What we believe in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” has as its first article, “This church confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” ELCA Lutherans share this belief in the Holy … Read More
We talk a lot about worshiping at the foot of the cross, and praying around the cross, but did you know that at Elim Lutheran Church, and also at many other churches, we worship within a cross?
Every day, I pick my wife up when she gets off work. While I am waiting for her to come out, a school bus pulls up across the street, and children get off the bus. By the sizes of the … Read More
As I write this, it is November 30. The last Sunday of the church year, Christ the King Sunday, was last Sunday. Sunday, December 2, is the First Sunday in Advent. The word “Advent” is an anglicized version of the … Read More
Lately, there has been much discussion about whether the LDS religion is a cult, mostly by mean-spirited people who do not want to see Governor Romney elected president. I think it is time to explain what a cult is.
We’ve been hearing a lot over the years about the “evangelical bloc” and the “evangelical voters.” Every time I hear that, I am tempted to grind my teeth, because the term “evangelical” is being misused.
For the last several years, I’ve been seeing the acronym WWJD in more and more places. I can’t remember when I saw it first, but now it seems to be cropping up everywhere. The four letters stand for the sentence, … Read More
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 17:6 NIV) Some years ago, I was the fourth and fifth grade science mentor teacher for the Ogden City … Read More
I just returned from the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly, where we elected a new bishop. I can’t help but compare the process sadly to the ongoing process for electing our next president.