By Dennis Matyas - Many have and will undertake an account of the recent synodical convention in Tampa. The focus will be diverse, the tone and tenor equally so. For those of us grafted to the veins of the LCMS, we will hear about the convention's nuances and political factions for at least the next … Continue reading 2019 Convention in Memoriam
By Cindy Koch - Blue or pink? That was the critical dilemma a few months before our third daughter was born. Choosing a wall color for the baby’s nursery should have been an easy enough thing, but it was weighted with more pressure than I thought. Choosing a color for her brand-new tiny eyes to … Continue reading Creating Their World
By Tim Winterstein - Puns abound in the 2015 documentary Finders Keepers (streaming on Netflix). The title is my favorite, though it is first among equals. It had been on my list to watch for a while, so I finally got around to it. I'm probably not putting it number one among my favorite documentaries, … Continue reading Without a Leg to Stand On
By Joel A. Hess - In his argument with Erasmus about free will, Luther makes a profound case for the clarity of Holy Scripture and knowing the mind of God. One of Erasmus’ methods of dismantling Luther’s assertions was to point to the mystery and unknownness of God. He called to his side verses such … Continue reading Did God Really Say?
By Cindy Koch - There is something beautiful about a debate. Even if it is with the tiny mind of a two-year-old, it is a valuable and precious conversation. The exchange of ideas, as eloquent or as basic as it may be, requires both people to be introspective. Why do I think this? Why does … Continue reading Beautiful Debate
By Hillary Asbury - "To appropriate: to take for oneself; take possession of; to steal." While at the theological symposium in Saint Louis last week, I had the rare pleasure of meeting a fellow liturgical artist. Kelly Schumacher is the founder of Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is a talented creative … Continue reading Minimalism and the Church
By Marc Engelhardt - In this post I’ll share one of the ways we do Foundation, Worldview, and Practice in my context. It comes from a class we teach called Christ in Common, which is a double entendre. The class exists because those involved have been brought into God’s family through Christ; he is the … Continue reading SEX is not a four letter word