The Pacific Region of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren is a group of 25 congregations in the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.
As a Christian and a Lutheran, I hold near and dear the truth that it is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone that I am saved. Years ago, when my oldest grandson was only five years old, I asked him if he understood what this Bible verse meant: “Abraham believed God and
“He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness” (Job 26:10, ESV). The foyer of Maple Park Church in Lynnwood, Washington is filled with art. Each unique work was inspired by a different passage of Scripture. The individual compositions all began with a circle, and they
Rev. Steven J. Brue, president of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, is stepping down from the President’s Office effective June 30, 2016. “After prayerful consideration, I have submitted my letter of resignation to the HLA Board of Directors as President of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy. An opportunity has come to be directly involved with
President Larson shared and spoke at the at the L.E.A.D. retreat (Love, Equip, Aspire, Develop) this weekend in Cannon Beach, Oregon, at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center. He was blessed to be able to share God’s word on the theme of “The Gospel in Leadership.”
Right before dawn, I’d like to grab a seat on the top of Mount Nebo in Israel, to stare into the darkness to see if I can make out the image of a cross. There actually is a cross there on top of Mount Nebo. It’s a bronze cross, created by an Italian artist, Giovanni
On November 8, 2015, Immanuel LBC of Pasadena, CA installed Rev. Larry Olson as pastor. Regional Pastor Phil Heiser officiated.
On November 1, 2015, Jeremy Wilson was ordained at Lutheran Brethren Church of Nampa, ID. Regional Pastor Phil Heiser officiated.
During 17 years of living as bi-vocational missionaries in a “closed” country in East Asia, my family and I have grown accustomed to the small twinges of reverse culture shock that we inevitably experience whenever we return to the U.S. for a home assignment: orderly traffic, beautifully manicured green lawns, large people, and a bewildering
The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, making same-sex “marriage” a constitutionally protected “right,” is rightly regarded by advocates and opponents alike as a tipping point for the nation’s sexual revolution. The decision itself was hardly a surprise. “Blue states” had been approving homosexual marriage for years1 while the White House was
To my dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ—now the Church in Exile: I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Over the past several decades it has become increasingly clear that the world in which we live does not share at a foundational level our understandings of truth, beliefs, or values. We
With Christmas approaching, I think of the story of Mary—the mother of Jesus. She is a woman of opposites. She seems to be an ordinary Jewish woman, who most likely cooked, and looked after her home, husband and children. On the other hand, the Bible tells us she had an extraordinary life. She would be