Category Archives: Provocative Articles and Posts

An Unexpected Christmas

Enjoy this amazing telling of the Christmas story from a totally different perspective. It is another wonderful video production by folks from St. Paul’s Church in Auckland, New Zealand.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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Presiding Bishop Eaton Calls ELCA to Join Dec. 10 Prayer to End Hunger

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sisters and brothers, Advent is a season of hopeful longing. Hope for the coming of the Christ child and longing for the abundant life Christ promised. But … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving: The Power of Gratitude

In just a couple days we will celebrate Thanksgiving.  It has always been one of my favorite  holidays.  Our family had the tradition that I suspect many follow where we went around the dining room table before grace and asked … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Healing

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Being Promised (Christian Theology for a Postmodern World)

Gregory Walter I was asked to read Professor Gregory Walter’s new book Being Promised: Theology, Gift, and Practice. It is part of Eerdmans Publishing Company’s series Sacra Doctrina: Christ Theology for a Postmodern Age.  Professor Walter teaches at St. Olaf College. … Continue reading

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Streaming Movie Life (2017) Online

Life (2017) HD Director : Daniel Espinosa. Writer : Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick. Producer : Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Julie Lynn. Release : March 23, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Columbia Pictures, Skydance … Continue reading

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Reflections: Montana Synod Visits the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bolivia

When I led the first mission trip from St. Luke Lutheran in Gales Ferry, Connecticut to visit the small Honduran village of Chachaguala to work with Padre Francisco, now six years ago, we went Easter week. I asked our group … Continue reading

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Bolivia Mission: Wednesday

We awoke to the eerie lack of noise of a very large metropolitan city, La Paz, silent as all street traffic has been banded today as part of a general strike.  It will be a great day to just walk … Continue reading

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Bolivia Mission: Tuesday

Tuesday morning was spent at the offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bolivia (IELB) with a presentation on the church’s work and challenges by Pastor Emilo, the President of IELB.   We learned for the different directorates and how … Continue reading

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Bolivia Mission: Monday Part Two

The afternoon was left for resting or walking around the city.  Jessica, Colleen and I decided to make the walk to our local grocery store to pickup more bottles of water and then decided to walk down to the Prada … Continue reading

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