What’s a Cult? Who’s a Christian?

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Lutherans – the OTHER Evangelicals!

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

WWJD is the wrong question

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Thank you, Lord, for potato peels

I’m one of the members of the congregation of Elim Lutheran Church who has been commissioned to take Holy Communion to members who are home bound or hospitalized.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

God is real — and He answers prayers

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments

Electing a bishop, electing a president

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Pastor James Gonia elected bishop of Rocky Mountain Synod

Pastor James Gonia was elected to be the next bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA. Pastor Gonia was elected on the fifth ballot on Saturday morning, April 28, 2012, at the Synod Assembly meeting in Colorado Springs, … Read More

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Electing a new bishop

 I’m in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the next three days as the male voting member to the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly from Elim Lutheran Church in Ogden. The Assembly is the governing body for the five state, 166 congregation Rocky … Read More

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Making Malaria History

“LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” (Psalm 30:2, NIV)            The World Health Organization estimated that in 2010 there were 655,000 malaria deaths. 90% of these deaths were in sub-Sahara Africa, where disease … Read More

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

He suffered under Pontius Pilate

“So the chief priests and elders bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.” (Matthew 27:2) — Since 1978 on every Palm Sunday at Elim Lutheran Church, we have done a reading of the Passion … Read More

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments