“Young people don’t go to church.” Ask anyone in the church today, the common refrain about the state of the established church on earth is that younger people – millennials, Gen Z’ers, Gen X’ers – don’t have a regular worship life. They could be the “high holy day” Christians, showing up on Christmas Eve or … Continue reading ‘Young People Don’t Go to Church’
California is on fire. Since mid-July, a group of complicated and ever-changing wildfires have destroyed the landscape and property in their paths, notably the Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity counties and the Mendocino Complex Fire covering Colusa, Lake and Mendocino counties… Several LCMS congregations have been affected directly by these fires. Trinity Lutheran Church … Continue reading As California Burns, Lutherans Care
No one at St. Matthew’s in New Milford, NJ has ever gone through the process of starting a new church. The challenges, the fears, the “where are we going to worship” questions have never been a part of the everyday Christian life of any of the congregants of our 123 year old church in northern … Continue reading New Hope, Day One
Some Lutheran pastors I know weren’t thrilled with the theology espoused by the Rev. Billy Graham, America’s pastor who was called to his eternal rest at age 99 this week. They viewed his preaching as being filled with ‘works righteousness,’ namely that faith in Jesus isn’t enough and one needs to “do something good” to … Continue reading Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant
OK. That photo above is from the LCMS Youth Gathering. It may not be the most flattering photo of our Synodical President, but I think he’d like it because he is doing what he loves to do: Preach Christ crucified. And below is his October report: Continue reading President Harrison’s October “Life Together” Video.