A POSTSCRIPT ON BETHLEHEM

I declare this congregation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, to be closed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. [Service of Leave Taking; Evangelical Lutheran Worship- Occasional Services for the Assembly] I recited the above words for the first time in public on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at theContinue reading “A POSTSCRIPT ON BETHLEHEM”

FERGUSON – FIGURE OF FRUSTRATION

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence— 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at your presence! [Isaiah 64:1-2]  If I were toContinue reading “FERGUSON – FIGURE OF FRUSTRATION”

PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR

If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century. –The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Today, April 16, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the publicationContinue reading “PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR”