Day: January 4, 2014

“The church service alone probably won’t convert anyone”

The Rev. Gary Manning called my attention to an essay by Sarah Wilson on Lutheran Forum. It is about attending church in a strange congregation. Much of the article will be familiar to folks who have read previous items on The Lead about the importance of welcoming strangers who appear at our church on Sunday […]

Blindness at Siloam

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works […]

The authority of the Bible

by Patricia Millard In in the news about the use of an Bible app on an iPad for a swearing in ceremony and whether that was a “real Bible”? This is turning out to be a most interesting question for me. I surprised myself this evening, driving home from a hike on the beach, when […]