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Love vs. Law
By Mark Schoepp, Director of Congregation Engagement, Wheat Ridge Ministries
I want to tell you about a Wheat Ridge Ministries grant recipient I recently visited in Florida and connect it with the Advent/Christmas season we are traveling through, but first…
If you spend much time on Facebook these days, you can see lots of posts about laws – there is no shortage of strongly-held opinions about what people think should or should not happen with various...
Merry Christmas Charlie Brown
By Brian Becker, Senior Vice President, Wheat Ridge Ministries
This week marks the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I can’t help but smile just thinking about this time-honored tradition. I was eight years old the first time I watched the show, and I’ve probably seen it 30 times since. I laugh out loud every time I see Snoopy dance, Pig-Pen’s cloud of dust, and when Linus “cracks the whip” with his security blanket.
Where Dull Hellfires Burn…An Advent Prayer
By Rev. Tom Zehnder, Oviedo, Florida
Back in the day, my movie-going consisted of hitting the double-feature of Tom Mix or Gene Autry “westerns” at the Nile Theater in Winfield, Kansas, on Saturday mornings. Since my dad was a pastor, we got special passes (imagine!) which got us a really good seat for 9 cents. Such perks long gone!
And then, when I was about 14 years old, my mom and dad took me and my sister, Lois, off...
Weeping with God
By Rev. Bruce Strade, Former Executive Director, Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, Portland, Oregon; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors
We live in a violent world. On a daily basis, we are exposed to numerous acts of violence, whether the horrific and barbaric attacks of ISIS, the senseless shootings in schools and churches, domestic abuse in all its shapes and forms, or routine bullying and racial injustice. All inflict injury. All cause physical and/or...
By Karis Thompson, Strategist for Community Development, Redeemer Center for Life, Minneapolis, MN; Community Engagement Liaison, Plains Art Museum and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND; Member, Wheat Ridge Board of Directors
Last week, I joined community organizers and mission developers from around the country, for an Organizing for Mission Cohort gathering convened by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and hosted by Redeemer Lutheran Church...