A Small Tulsa Congregation Takes Big Step to ...

March 16, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

When Our Savior Lutheran Church decided to take a “big, big step” and build a preschool and child care center, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, congregation questioned participating in LCEF’s Laborers For Christ. “We had never used Laborers, so this was a new process for us to walk through,” said the Rev. Timothy Dreier, Our Savior’s pastor. […]

 

Greater Expectations

December 1, 2016 | Posted by Dominic Rivkin

So here’s how I imagine things went down: John the Baptizer is locked up in a tiny cell. In the deep darkness of this smelly prison, he wonders what has gone wrong. He adjusts his itchy camel-hair tunic and paces back and forth, playing the whole thing over in his head. This crazy call to […]

 

What Happened to Kindness?

November 10, 2016 | Posted by Randy Raasch

It seems to me that our culture isn’t as kind as it once was. Road rage plagues our travel. Cable news shows pit political foes against each other, who shout at one another. Radio talk show hosts use abrasive terms to identify the people who don’t agree with them. Internet bloggers make a living by […]

 

Getting There Together

November 3, 2016 | Posted by Will Miller

Years ago I was offered a job teaching in rural Thailand. As usual, teaching afforded me the opportunity to learn more than I ever gave back to my students. Much of what I learned was related to the culture differences between this developing world culture and my native Western society back home in the United […]

 

Risk In Every Reward

October 27, 2016 | Posted by Will Miller

My yearly stewardship bible study is in full swing on Sundays. We’re taking folks through some curriculum put out by the Reimagine Stewardship Group out of Atlanta. I find myself, as in years past, reevaluating and questioning what stewardship means in the Christian church. This cycle’s question has to do with your uniqueness. Who has […]

 

Be Great At What You’re Great At

September 19, 2016 | Posted by Jeff Meyer

What does Café Du Monde in New Orleans’ French Market, and Hudsons Hamburgers in Coeur d’Alene have in common? Nothing and everything. They know the one thing they do best, and they do it with relentless determination. They have managed over the years to not get distracted by the pull toward the multiplicity of options. They are […]