Tag Archives: Lutheranism

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer

Every now and then I mention that I love reading books by Henri J.M. Nouwen.  Nouwen, a spiritual leader of the church, was someone who embodied the loving spirit of Christ in all of his actions and deeds.  One of … Continue reading

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pray to your father in secret…

Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21 [Jesus said] “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.  So whenever you give alms, do not sound a … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday

Many of us have come to know today as Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of Lent. Shove Tuesday has long been a favorite church tradition of mine, mostly because the resulting pancake supper. Mardi-Gras in New Orleans has its … Continue reading

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Does Changing the Name Protect the Innocent?

In the age political correctness and inclusivity, there seems to be a bulls-eye painted on the back of the church when it comes to traditional language used to express the Christian faith.  Gone are the days when pronouns could be … Continue reading

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Theological Reflection vs. Theological Defection

For those who have had the experience of leaving their office and daily routine behind for any length of time, it is easy to imagine the avalanche that falls upon one’s desk as they return.  This week has been one … Continue reading

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