You are right in that the Grand Jury indictments, specifically the lack of indictments, has caused great stress and fear and anger in the church. I commend you for attempting to pastorally care for the church. Unfortunately, your letter doesn't do that.
Trinity Lutheran Seminary's Summer Seminary Sampler program brings high school youth to the seminary for three weeks during the summer and immerses them in service, introduces them to theological education, and connects them with mentors in the community. VBS at First English Lutheran Church: The Samplarians helped run the Athens VBS from Group Publishing. The … Continue reading Summer Seminary Sampler in Review: Session 1, Week 1
It's official! Today, the Trinity Lutheran Seminary Board of Directors voted to approve the nomination of Pastor Rick Barger as the new seminary president. This is an exciting time for the seminary as it looks forward in its mission to form new leaders for a changing church. One word that the nominating committee used to … Continue reading Trinity Lutheran Seminary Calls New President
It's September? What happened?! Where did August go?! Since my last post all the way back in July, I've been quite busy. On August 12, I finished my internship at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Muskegon, MI. That day, the church threw a party for me which included lots of good food, a slideshow of entertaining and embarrassing … Continue reading What? Where?
It was pointed out to me by another friendly blogger that today, June 25, is the anniversary of the presentation of the Augsburg Confession, the defining document of the Lutheran tradition of Christianity. The Confession was not written to split the church, but was actually written to show Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire … Continue reading Augsburg Confession