By Andrew Belt - “Pastor? Will I recognize my loved ones in Heaven?” A good question and a common question. Though my time as a pastor has been short, just over a year, I have been asked this question at least three different times. People are truly worried about the answer. For some who ask, … Continue reading Will I recognize my loved ones in Heaven?
By Joel A. Hess - Gloriosissimam ciuitatem Dei siue in hoc temporum cursu - Augustine, City of God I love Chicago, but it’s not for everyone. Masses of people are walking, driving, running, yelling, pushing, and crying 24/7. It’s busy and cramped. A large city is humanity on steroids or under a microscope. Everything good and … Continue reading The City is the Future
By Paul Koch - I love gardening. I had never thought I would love it, even 15 years ago, but I do. I’m not saying that I’m all that good at it either. Though, let’s be honest, it’s somewhat difficult to be a bad gardener when you live in Ventura, California. But I do love … Continue reading The Promise of Something New
By Joel Hess - This past week I enjoyed a heartwarming tale about a young man who met the resurrected Jesus Christ. Can you guess what book I read…..? The Gospel according to St. John! Sure, you thought it was, ‘Heaven is for real’ didn’t you!? I tried that trick on my congregation this past … Continue reading Heaven Is For Realz, But Don’t Take My Word For It!