By Paul Koch – It was an Easter Day brunch at the church. Everyone was all smiles and dressed up and having a good time. There was ample food, and the kids were excited to do the traditional egg hunt. It was fun. It was a celebration and rightly so. For this is the day … Continue reading Forgiving the Forgivers
By Joel A. Hess - “Why would God allow that?” she mumbled through tears as she sat bent over with her head in her hands. It was too awful for me to offer some shallow divine plan. What answer would really matter? Even if God Himself told her every detail of why her child drowned, … Continue reading Why do good things happen to bad people?
By Paul Koch - In ancient Roman mythology, Iustitia was the goddess of Justice. Introduced by Emperor Augustus, she became an enduring symbol of virtue and morality in the judicial system. Her image is still found today in courthouses, from small country locals to the Supreme Court of the United States. You’ve all seen her … Continue reading Now is the Time
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
By Paul Koch – Do you believe that my forgiveness is God's forgiveness? Yes. Let it be done for you as you believe. In the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy … Continue reading An Idiot Confesses
By Paul Koch - Every year when the season of Advent rolls around, the church throws us a bit of a curveball. I mean, we have the tree up in the sanctuary and I’m sure you all have either begun or even finished decorating your homes. There is Christmas music on the radio and everyone … Continue reading The Advent of our King
By Tim Winterstein - The Haunting of Hill House is probably the most philosophical ghost story you'll ever watch—except for maybe A Ghost Story, but that one is not scary. Hill House (10 episodes, streaming on Netflix) definitely has its share of cover-your-eyes moments and horror commonplaces. But, as with the best of them, those … Continue reading The Ghosts of the Past that Haunt Us Still