By Cindy Koch - In the middle of the night, in the depth of darkness, an old feeling may overtake us. It’s always been there, but hidden away for those particularly terrible times. It creeps from our bowels, tossing and turning the bile up into our throats. Until finally, suddenly, it shatters into a million … Continue reading Don’t Fear? God says different.
By Paul Koch - The great tale of the testing of Abraham is a powerful and emotional journey. Every time it hits me in a different way than the last time I encountered it. This man had been directed by the Almighty God to look toward the heavens, to take in the great expanse of … Continue reading The Binding
By Tim Winterstein - I've never been a huge fan of westerns, although there are some notable exceptions. I probably need to fill out my viewing of classic westerns, including some Clint Eastwood films I keep meaning to get around to. But Godless (on Netflix) is a limited series I wouldn't mind watching more than … Continue reading Godless
By Bob Hiller - For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 There are few verses in Scripture that captivate me as much as these words from Paul to the Galatians. These words excite, enthrall, challenge, and, quite frankly, frighten me. … Continue reading Fearless Joy!
By Paul Koch – “In short: enthusiasm clings to Adam and his children from the beginning to the end of the world - fed and spread among them as poison by the old dragon. It is the source, power, and might of all the heresies, even that of the papacy and Mohammed. Therefore, we should … Continue reading Enthusiasm and the Holy Ministry
By Graham Glover - “I…do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” These words are part of the oath that every person takes upon entering or being promoted in the United States military. These are serious words that speak to the importance … Continue reading Defend the Nation or the Republic?
By Joel A. Hess - Well, here it comes again. Lent. I used to say that this was my favorite time of year. It should be for a pastor, right? It’s time to get serious about the faith. Get back to basics. Restore the Roar. Those are just a some of our eye-popping, life-changing Lenten … Continue reading Hope you fail this Lent