By Joel A. Hess - At the bottom of most of the destruction we see in the new American morality are two lies that even the good ole Church of God has perpetuated: happiness is always good and suffering is always bad. Many accuse pro-choice people as being bloodthirsty, especially with the latest admission by … Continue reading Two Lies: Happiness is Always Good and Suffering is Always Bad
By Cindy Koch - Most of us tend to go one way or the other. Along the spectrum of rules and grace, we gravitate toward a comfort zone, possibly because of our upbringing, or maybe it’s just our personality. But there are so many different manifestations of this along the way. In our various situations … Continue reading Parenting Paradox
By Paul Koch - Easter is one of the greatest celebrations of the church year. Alongside of Christmas it stands out as great feast day that is actually noticed by both those within and those without the church. It is worthy of our time and attention and joy. In fact, you could say that every … Continue reading He is Risen Indeed
By Paul Koch - Well happy St. Valentine’s Day, my friends! Today is a day for matters of the heart. It is a day of flowers and chocolates and romance. Whether we like it or not, love is in the air on Valentine’s Day. I remember Valentine’s Day as a child in Elementary School. It … Continue reading Matters of the Heart
By Joel A. Hess - A couple of years ago, Pope Francis announced that it would be easier for people to have their marriages annulled. In 2016, Pope Francis released his Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, "The Gentle Judge, our Lord Jesus, the Shepherd of Souls.” In this document, the leader of Rome makes it clearer and … Continue reading Jesus doesn’t give Annulments.
By Cindy Koch - Revelation is the scariest book in the Bible, says almost everyone. I just mentioned the word to my high school Sunday school class, and life long, baptized-as-a-baby Christians shuddered at the name. I asked if anyone had actually studied the book before, and two kiddos who grew up in other church … Continue reading Revelation is the Scariest Book in the Bible
By Paul Koch - Growing up in this country, it is difficult to imagine what it would be like to be governed by anything other than democratically elected representatives. As Americans, the closest thing we know to a monarchy is the sad soap opera tale of the royals in Great Britain. As far as I … Continue reading Long Live the King