Monthly Archives: May 2012

Saying that really long Creed

Every year, I teach the three creeds of the Church in confirmation class, and every year the students always have the same reaction.  They all refer to the Athanasian Creed as ‘that really long one.’ And yes, as the Church … Continue reading

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What about Pentecost?

I saw a quip on the internet the other day remarking how nice it was that Monday was an official holiday due to the celebration of Pentecost on Sunday, thus making it a coveted three day weekend. There is no … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2012

This is my message that was delivered at cemeteries in Natoma and Paradise this morning. There is much that can be remembered about those whom we honor today, there are many stories that can be shared, and many momentos viewed, … Continue reading

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June 2012 newsletter

Peace Lutheran Church   Natoma, Kansas  June, 2012 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. – 2 Corinthians … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Offering

First off, a disclaimer: this post is not about how much you give, rather it is about the way that you give.  For in a society that demands that everything be made faster and more convenient, many churches seemingly lag … Continue reading

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Looking Inside the Numbers

There is one number that matters when people look at a congregation and that is the average Sunday morning attendance.  And in reality, that number is very revealing in terms of the strength of a congregation in worldly terms.  A … Continue reading

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Dying a Thousand Deaths

The Church is dying. But you probably knew that. Now the tricky part: what will be the cause of death? Option 1: The Church went broke.  Certainly a very real possibility, many churches, no matter what their locale or their … Continue reading

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