Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pray for and Support the Lutheran Bible Translastor’s Missionary Work of Rev. David and Valerie Federwitz

Missionaries Rev. David and Valerie Federwitz have been serving in Africa since 2003. David’s focus is to help people to read and use the Holy Scripture in their own languages. He worked in Ghana with Komba-speaking people to develop a … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday: “Preparing for a Culinary Feast.”

The following sermon excerpt is from a Maundy Thursday sermon I preached on Mark 14:12-26. The title of the message is: “Preparing for a Culinary Feast.” A lot of preparation goes into a culinary feast. The grocery stores will be … Continue reading

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The Rwandan Christian Church Facing Challenge of Addressing Building Codes

The Rwandan government is requiring churches to meet certain building regulations (e.g. bathrooms, parking, painted walls, etc.) or close until the building standards are met. These requirements create difficulties for many churches in Rwanda because many of the church goers … Continue reading

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“Easter in Your Neighborhood: Here’s How”

The following information comes from the Dwelling 1:14 blog: Each year, the Finke family teams with our neighbors to host an Easter Sunrise Gathering in our neighborhood. It is a simple undertaking that has had powerful long-term results. For instance: … Continue reading

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What’s the Purpose of Your Existence as a Person … as a Christian Church?

Have you seen the TED talk featuring Simon Sinnek, “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Every One to Take Action”? His point is that businesses/organizations need to be clear about the “Why” if they hope to grow their company, … Continue reading

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Rwanda: A Country Undergoing Healing

In 1994, Rwanda experienced a genocide. In one hundred days, one million Rwandans (mostly Tutsis and some moderate Hutus) were slaughtered by Hutus. Almost two and half decades later, Rwandans are still impacted by the fallout of the genocide in … Continue reading

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“When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan T. Anderson

I attended a workshop on the transgender movement. The speaker recommended reading a recently published book by Ryan T. Anderson, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. In the space of … Continue reading

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