Teach One Another

Teach One Another

In Colossians 3:16, the Apostle Paul exhorts us with these words, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” As a...

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

This past Sunday, I heard one of the most profound sermons that I have ever heard on the Golden Rule from Luke 6:31, “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” That passage in the Message is rendered like this, “Ask yourself what you want other people to...

Christmas Now and Once Before

Christmas Now and Once Before

Below is an article that I came across today that has so very much to say about the Christmas season and the tug that we feel from both the Bethlehem stable and the world. It was written ten years ago and originally published int he Yale News of Yale University....

With Thankful Hearts

With Thankful Hearts

One of the most destructive conflicts in European history was the Thirty Years War, fought between 1618-1648. By 1637 all the pastors of Eilenberg, Germany had either abandoned the city or died of disease, leaving a Lutheran Deacon named Martin Rinkart to care for the...