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By Rev. Keith Perry, Hospice and Hospital Chaplain
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
This verse is one of many different versions of the Biblical definition of faith, a verse we’ve likely heard numerous times. It’s a verse that we can come back to time and time again, especially when life becomes difficult.
I recently visited an elderly, Christian woman in a hospital....
Holding on for Dear Life
By Rev. Anne Christiansen, Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saluda, South Carolina; Wheat Ridge Board Member
When I was 10 years old, my family began spending summers in a big rambling house on Hudson Lake in northern Indiana. The shortest way to get to town was by walking on the Lake Shore rail line. Why did we want to go to town? Well, to get the necessities of life, of course … candy and grape or orange soda pop. The drink machine sat in...
By Rev. Jenn Moland-Kovash, All Saints Lutheran Church, Palatine, Illinois
When I was a seminary student, one of my professors offered the option of writing a paper or completing a creative project of some sort for his classes. I learned a lot in Dr. Hendel’s classes, and I greatly appreciated the opportunity to share what I had learned in a method other than double-spaced pages of 12-point font. I recall some of my classmates working in stained glass or creating...
“And Once Again, I say ‘Don’t be Afraid!’”
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries
“So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy …” Matthew 28:8
It seems that the one constant these days is … FEAR! Yes, even during the Season of Easter, we continue to be bombarded (!) with fear and more fear. Even though you and I know that our Redeemer lives, it is tough going into the trenches...
Can You Hear Me Now?
By Brian Becker, Vice President for Ministry Programs, Wheat Ridge Ministries
You probably remember the cell phone commercial with a man standing at various places around the country asking, “Can you hear me now?” Who was that guy and who was he talking to?
Each year my church has a “Vocation Sunday” dedicated to those who are “called” to ministry. This year, two seminarians, Dan and Amy, assisted with the worship services....