By Ross Engel - Few things are quite as frustrating as waiting for a response. Whether you’re waiting for a response to an email, a returned phone call, an answer to a question, or a million other things, time sure seems to drag on and on while you wait. And the longer one waits, the … Continue reading The Quicker the Better
By Paul Koch - Today is a strange day. It’s Father’s Day, of course, but as far as special days go this one never really feels quite right. It isn’t as obvious as Mother’s Day, just what we are supposed to do on this day. It always comes off as a bit awkward. There are … Continue reading The Free Gift
By Bob Hiller - Michael Jordan resides on LeBron James’ back. There he hangs heavy, always whispering into LeBron’s ear: “I am undefeated in the Finals. You have a losing record! Who cares if you’ve made more Finals than I have? I have enough rings to start onto the second hand! You’ll never catch me!” … Continue reading Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: Condemned to Comparison
By Cindy Koch - Sugar, spice, and everything nice—what are little girls made of? As a mother to four little girls, I have undoubtedly asked this question since the day they were born. Parents are created to encourage and teach their children to the best of their ability. And for years I have asked this … Continue reading What makes a Wonder Woman?
By Paul Koch - If a new convert to the faith or a curious onlooker happened to show up in church on Holy Trinity Sunday, when the congregation began to confess that beautiful, rhythmic and admittedly long Athanasian Creed, they would think we are a bunch of strange cult-like weirdos. Imagine if you had little … Continue reading God at Work
By Joel A. Hess - Have you ever made or received a drunk promise? Ridiculous promises you make at 1:00 am, when you're feeling good, hanging with your buddies, after slamming down your third Manhattan. Promises like, “We’re going fishing at 5:00 am tomorrow!” or “You can have my car; I was gonna sell it … Continue reading Is God Drunk?
By Scott Keith - By Order of the Emperor To develop a united front against the Turks, Emperor Charles V decreed that an imperial diet would convene at Augsburg to deal with the "evangelical problem," among other things. The emperor announced that the diet would convene on April 8, 1530. Prior to the diet, the … Continue reading The Birthday of the Lutheran Church