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 James Hopkins - Here’s one of the things I heard while the Cathedral of Notre Dame was burning: Even before the spire fell, some Christians on Facebook were commenting, It’s just a building, and buildings don’t matter. The only thing that really matters is what happens inside. And, so, in a way, this is … Continue reading The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
By Paul Koch - What a great day this is to be together in our Lord’s house. A day of singing loud and long, of celebrating with family and friends, of simply rejoicing that our Lord lives. Today we get to the heart of our hope as Christians, for the tomb is empty and victory … Continue reading Surprised by Life
By Paul Koch - Easter is one of the greatest celebrations of the church year. Alongside of Christmas it stands out as great feast day that is actually noticed by both those within and those without the church. It is worthy of our time and attention and joy. In fact, you could say that every … Continue reading He is Risen Indeed
By Paul Koch - Today is the celebration of the pinnacle event in all human history. Today we rejoice in the great working of God who interceded at a specific moment in time to overturn the power of darkness and sin and death. This is the dawn of a new day and the promise of … Continue reading Behold, this is our God
By Jeff Pulse - The Old Testament text for Transfiguration Sunday, February 11, 2018, is from the second book of Kings. The text is II Kings 2:1-12 and is the account of Elijah being taken up into heaven in a whirlwind right before the eyes of Elisha, his chosen successor. There are several interesting things … Continue reading OT Encounters: 2 Kings 2:1-12 – Through Water to Eternity
By Tim Winterstein - Here's one for a long and ongoing conversation. Ordet is a 1955 Danish film (and 1956 Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film) about a family living in a small town in Jutland, where the division between the organized state church and a conversionist sect becomes the catalyst for … Continue reading Longing for Life