Category Archives: Church

e-Christianity and the e-Christians it Produces

Work schedule getting in the way of church? Don’t like the preacher? Out too late on Saturday night and unable to get up for Sunday service? No worries. There’s always e-Church. You can do church online: stream services, listen to … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, Lifestyle | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Invasion of Wild Boar: 500 Years Later

The Invasion of Wild Boar: 500 Years Later Tuesday, October 31, marks the 500th anniversary of the day on which an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed a list of 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, In the News, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Church Is Better Than Your Church

I’ve been surprised by people who, in conversation with me, refer to the church I pastor as “your church.” I’m surprised because they’ve been attending for years. Why are they still saying “you” instead of “we” and “your church” instead … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Charlottesville: Is it Time to Take Sides?

  After Charlottesville, is it time to take sides? President Trump has been roundly criticized for his alleged refusal to do so, both in his initial response to the violence there and in his follow-up news conference. He has been … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, Faith, In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What the World Needs Now

What does the world need now? Answers to that question are everywhere. One can’t amble through the morning paper or the evening news – or even the grocery store – without tripping over them. Some answers are religious and some … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, In the News, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Better Choose Plan-A When There Is no Plan-B

Christian theology teaches that the church was founded by Jesus and is the world’s most important institution. Perhaps institution is not the best word, since the church is not exactly institutional; it is a movement. But it might be better … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Faith, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good Friday Service

Below are the messages from the Coldwater Area Ministerial Evening Good Friday Service. I hope it will be an encouragement to you – it was to me! The area pastors are friends an co-workers in the kingdom of God – … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church, Faith, Spiritual life, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment