Issue #113 – October 2013

Rick’s Reflections … From the Lone Star State

The newest member of our Wheat Ridge staff, Anya Knodt, is from Texas and like most Texans I know, she regularly reminds us of the many wonders of the Lone Star State. Since I just returned from a brief trip to Texas visiting Wheat Ridge friends,...


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...

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