Now Thank We All Our God! Did you start off your day annoyed…because you ran out of coffee filters, or because your Internet connection isn’t as fast as you’d like? Are you letting “gnats” like these overshadow your gratitude for the rich gifts of God—a comfortable place to live, the ability to come and go … Continue reading Now Thank We All Our God
In addition to doing mission work among Persian migrants (as of October), alongside my LCMS colleagues Rev. Dr. John Bombaro and Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright I also serve on the faculty of Luther Academy, an online Lutheran seminary located in Riga, Latvia. Last week I was invited to visit the seminary in that beautiful northern … Continue reading The Cathedral in Riga, Latvia
After preaching and presenting at three different churches in north Germany this past weekend, on Sunday afternoon I took the train back to Kaiserslautern. Looking up from my Persian books and flashcards on the table in front of me, I noticed that the young man sitting across was reading a German book, occasionally looking up … Continue reading Everyday Miracles: Ilya and the Gospel, Part I
Everyday Miracles (cont. from June 16): Ilya apparently knew that Christianity revolves around Jesus—fully God and fully man—who died on the cross for all humanity, that He forgives those who repent and guarantees us believers eternal life. Sadly, however, he had also flatly stated that he did not want to get “too close” to Christianity … Continue reading Ilya and the Gospel, Part 2
Pentecost was such a blessed day at Kaiserslautern Evangelical Lutheran Church – You can watch the service here: https://www.facebook.com/KELC1985/videos/489664522362157 Continue reading Come Holy Spirit! Bless the Confirmands!
Our theme the past few days has been the “remnant”—that group of individuals that the Lord has reserved for Himself even in the midst of a huge throng of people that are far away from Him (or at least appear to be).I recently had another such encounter as I was standing at a bus stop … Continue reading Warum Jesus?
A few days ago I received a letter, mailed to the address of Kaiserslautern Evangelical Lutheran Church where I currently serve. I had no idea who the sender was…The back of the envelope just stated the sender’s last name, with a local address. I opened it up. It was from a Dr. H… G…, residing … Continue reading The „Little Old Lady” on the Walker Is Back!
Sunday, May 9 our daughter Amanda, who lives in Hamburg, and I worshipped at the Zionsgemeide, one of two SELK congregations in Hamburg. After several days of rain, we walked to church in the sunshine. It seemed that all of Hamburg was on its feet—in shorts, tank tops, and everything in between—running and biking. After … Continue reading khodah hafez!
From left to right, Vimstan Moses, yours truly, Jeba and Annie Kumar—and Cedric (3 years old) on the couch next to mom. All of them are from India and their families have been Christians for generations. They are members of KELC and we took Holy Communion in their home. After the Sacrament Annie prepared a … Continue reading Holy Communion Blessings