Tag Archives: Tradition

Decorating churches while sharing good news

This week, many congregations took time to decorate their churches for the coming Christmas celebration.  These symbols of Christmas bring us joy and delight as the Church waits in hopefulness, and prepares to receive the good news yet again.  Through … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Shall Come to Thee

       The season of Advent is a wonderful time in terms of church music and hymnody.  The hymns of Advent speak to the expectation and anticipation of God’s long awaited Messiah.  We also get a small taste of Christmas as … 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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Three Questions…Three Answers

I read with great pause and concern an article written by former ELCA Presiding Bishop Herbert Chilstrom.  It is an article addressed to pastors, congregations and other individuals asking them why they are leaving the ELCA.  The issue of most … Continue reading

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A Holy Marathon

Not that the season of Lent is uneventful, but the real marathon began in earnest a couple of days ago. With Palm Sunday next on the schedule, Holy Week is less than 48 hours from beginning.  This means several things … Continue reading

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