If you have been directly impacted by the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, know someone who has, or simply live in that area, THIS POST IS NOT FOR YOU. But those of who have NOT been directly impacted by these events . . . can we be honest with one another?
Why? That will be the question of the next several days as many seek to make sense of the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. The answer is simpler and more painful than many want to admit.
There is a lot of buzz about "the end of the world" because of the Mayan Calendar. Many teens and others are seriously anxious - to the point of being suicidal. What does the end of the world mean? How bad will it get? What is there to hope for?
In a world that seeks "deeds not creeds", I was set to wondering, "what would it really look like for a Christian to 'live their creed'?" Here's my answer.
Laying a foundation for the church's mission in the Law is counterproductive. In the latest issue of LUTHERANS ENGAGE, Rev. Golter of the LCMS Office of International Mission gives a wonderful, Gospel centered description of the what/wherefore of the church's mission.