Posts with the tag “2023-05”
September 25th, 2023
Last fall, my boys decided to set up a lemonade stand to make some extra money. I liked the initiative but reminded them that we live in the country on a dead-end road. The young entrepreneurs saw the...
Filling Their Backpacks
September 24th, 2023
xpertly sandwiched in Mark 10—between a teaching on divorce and a rich, young man’s naïveté—there stands a lesson on the littlest among us. Parents and caregivers bring their children to Jesus, just t...
The Faith of a Child
September 23rd, 2023
We’ve all likely heard about “having child-like faith.” While you won’t find that phrase in the Bible, it’s a popular phrase for a reason. Consider Mark 10:15, and the context:People were bringing lit...
Parenting a Prodigal
September 22nd, 2023
You know the verse: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, KJV). Then in Ephesians 6:4, Paul wrote, “bring them up in the training a...
Making a Difference, Together
September 21st, 2023
Over the many years I have been attending Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, I have appreciated our ministry in overseas missions. I was delighted that every year, it seemed, ...
Cohort: Women Together
September 20th, 2023
Last October, the WMCLB launched a cohort of women reading through Gretchen Ronnevik’s book Ragged: Spiritual Disciplines for the Spiritually Exhausted, and I am grateful to have joined. Every meeting...
The Biblical Family and the Church
September 19th, 2023
If Satan’s fiercest warfare on our people over the past half-century had been made directly on one of the Church’s doctrines, we might have been better prepared. When there was dissension over the doc...
Learning from Our Children
September 18th, 2023
I recall, several years ago, loading my kids into our minivan. The kids were still young, and it was always a production to get out of the door. Diaper bag, shoes, snacks, water bottles… Even a routin...
Where Are The Children?
September 17th, 2023
The Church Trends and Research Association is an evangelical group in Taiwan that provides statistics on Taiwanese Christians and churches every two years. Since the 1990s, the numbers of Christians i...
MacArthur Passes Away
September 16th, 2023
Pastor Skip (Maynard) MacArthur went home to his Lord and Saviour, in the early morning hours of May 29, 2023, after a long hard battle with cancer. He had spent the last three and a half months under...
Victory Church's Mortgage Burning
September 15th, 2023
On June 4, 2023, Victory Lutheran Church, Jamestown, ND, burned the mortgage on their new building. They are grateful to have been able to pay off this debt in six years.......
Dr. Tysdal Installed as Seminary President
September 13th, 2023
Pictured: Rev. Paul Larson (L) and Dr. Troy Tysdal (R). On Monday, August 27, 2023 Dr. Troy Tysdal was installed as President of Lutheran Brethren Seminary during the Opening Service. CLB President Pa...
New Steeple for Living Faith
September 12th, 2023
Living Faith Lutheran Brethren Church (Cape Coral, FL) experienced significant damage during Hurricane Ian in September 2022. A repaired and re-engineered steeple was installed in August, 2023. Pastor...
Narvesen Ordained as Elder
September 11th, 2023
On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 Mr. Pete Narvesen (center) was ordained as an elder at Living Faith Church in Cape Coral, FL.......
Like a Child
September 10th, 2023
Question: How do you teach a child about child-like faith? Let’s try a multiple-choice answer:A) You don’t teach a child about child-like faith. You don’t need to. They understand it intuitively.B) Yo...