The Church faces opposition. It is natural for us to focus our attention on outside forces aligned against the Church. For example, Christians experience opposition from human authorities, from their own families, and from death. But there is also another source of opposition. The story of the rich young ruler exposes the opposition we all
It was a gorgeous spring day at Coyote Hills Golf Course. My friend Darren and I had just reached the tee box for the 13th hole. We had stopped keeping score because we already had the score we liked! The score card said 70, the thermometer said 70. Leaning on our drivers while waiting for
A few years ago, my parents bought an old farmstead. They bought it primarily because of its location. It’s on a lake, and it’s right next door to where Dad grew up and Granny still lives. The house on this farmstead boasted a “newly” remodeled kitchen and bathroom of avocado green, yellow, and rust-red sinks.
Back to Battle Lake we go! What? That’s right! Here’s a fascinating excerpt from J. H. Levang’s summary of E.M. Broen’s historical notes about the beginning of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren: “A Lutheran Brethren Church at Battle Lake, Minnesota was organized about 1904 and served by Rev. Lundeberg from Wahpeton. Only five families
The sun-weary sheets lazed in the breeze as we removed our shoes and entered the tent. It was the heat of the day and we had been invited to a wedding, a wedding unlike any we had previously attended. We waited with the other men on mats in anticipation of the bride. We shared tripe,
Chris and Lyssa Hartley were living near Des Moines, Iowa, where he taught art, coached basketball, and oversaw the high school yearbook. He loved his job. Then a job opening in their home area brought them to DeWitt, Iowa. At this point in their lives neither of them had any significant connection to church, although
Last spring Larry Fransson, the president of the Pacific Northwest Region of the CLB, called the seminary and asked about getting some training for their youth workers. Their leadership team was concerned that these willing servants would be better prepared to teach the Scriptures to the high school students in their congregations. He specifically asked
Meiwaku. It’s such an annoying word, but it carries a lot of weight in Japanese culture and everyday relationships. Meiwaku can be used to refer to anything that bothers someone else. Don’t practice the piano late at night because it might bother the neighbors. Don’t park your car on the street because it causes meiwaku to those trying to drive by
On February 1, 2015 Good Shepherd Lutheran Brethren Church in Fergus Falls, MN installed Kurt Frustol to its elder board.
On December 21, 2014, over 100 members of Bethel LBC, Fergus Falls, MN were commissioned as missionaries to the nearby Battle Lake community and Pastor Kevin Foss was installed as pastor of the Bethel–Battle Lake campus. The campus began worship services on January 11, 2015.