Issue #112 — September 2013

Rick’s Reflections … Summer in the Synods

It has been a full summer for Lutherans all across America. Three of the major U.S. Lutheran church bodies held conventions or assemblies. There was also a national youth gathering in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, as well as...


Issue #111 — August 2013

Rick’s Reflections … Bombs Away!

My daughter, Katie, recently visited Portland, Oregon, and sent me this picture. If you live in Portland, you’re probably very familiar with these vending machines. Maybe other cities have them, but it was the first time I had seen them. It reminded...


Issue #110 — July 2013

Rick’s Reflections – The Overhead Myth

During the years I’ve served at Wheat Ridge Ministries, I’ve grown increasingly concerned by the expectations that the leaders of non-profit organizations, including those whose new ministry efforts have been seeded by Wheat Ridge, face...


Issue #109 — June 2013

Rick’s Reflections – Ingredients

I’m writing this “hot on the heels” of a very important meeting of the Wheat Ridge Board of Directors. During this meeting, our Board enthusiastically committed to a new strategic business model that will, God willing, significantly increase...


Issue #108 — May 2013

Rick’s Reflections – Light in the Darkness!

My wife, Deb, and I were blessed in our Easter celebration this year by attending the festival worship at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, Illinois. The music that supported and led the worship service was so good it is hard to...

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