By Bob Hiller - This past Sunday, our congregation rejoiced with all the saints and angels over four eighth graders who stood up to confirm their faith in the triune God. At our church, we enjoy personal testimonies from each of the confirmands. I always enjoy listening to the students talk about how they believe … Continue reading Confirmation: Join the Resistance!
By Joel Hess - Time and time again I hear a friend say with complete sincerity, “I don’t want to force my kids to go to church,” or, “I want my kids to choose what they want to believe in.” They brag about it as if it’s a badge of honor and an enlightened sign … Continue reading Yes, I Brainwash My Children And So Do You. So Do It Well
By Joel Hess - A father and son went hunting for morels on one spring evening in May. They drove deep into the Manistee National Forest and found a patch of ash and elm trees. Perfect! They both found themselves head down staring at the ground and wandering through the woods. After a little while, … Continue reading On The Way