By Cindy Koch - It is a happy day when I taste a California Strawberry. For years, even while living in southeast Georgia, I could make a trip to buy some fresh produce and find the little plastic packages with sunny smiles on the sticker only to discover a little taste of home had followed … Continue reading Shopping for Fruits of the Spirit
By Paul Koch - Of all the questions one can ask, and there are a lot of important questions that you can and do ask, the most Lutheran of them must be the question, “What does this mean?” If you grew up in a Lutheran church, no doubt you studied Luther’s Small Catechism, went to … Continue reading What Does This Mean?
By Tim Winterstein - There are more prominent hucksters in American religion, but perhaps none as honest as Marjoe Gortner. “Charlatan” is a word custom made for him. I'm not sure why I hadn't come across the 1972 Academy Award-winning documentary Marjoe before I found it on Sundance Now (you can also see the full … Continue reading Holy Ghost Hypocrisy
A little Monday inspiration: "Baptism thus signifies two things - death and resurrection, that is, full and complete justification. When the minister immerses the child in the water it signifies death, and when he draws it forth again it signifies life. Thus Paul expounds it in Rom. 6 [:4]: 'We were buried therefore with Christ … Continue reading A Jagged Word
By Scott Keith I have had the distinct privilege to have done some traveling in Europe. The first time was with Pastor Koch way back in 1997. We, along with several other friends, went to study evangelism and apologetics in Strasbourg, France. It was amazing. One of the best parts was sitting in the Cathedral … Continue reading The Cantankerous Critic: “Your Body is A Temple! So Why Not Build a Temple to Your Body?