WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE

I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. [John 15:15] What is a friend? When asked the question, the philosopher Aristotle replied, ”AContinue reading “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE”

BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” [Mark 1:15] I just spent a week in Detroit with 30,000 of the most energetic young people I have ever known. This was the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) national Youth Gathering, held every threeContinue reading “BUILDING BRIDGES, BRINGING HOPE”

SETTING OUR HOPE ON CHRIST

In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. [Ephesians 1:11-12] On a chilly evening InContinue reading “SETTING OUR HOPE ON CHRIST”