creches and crucifixes

Crucifixes can scare Lutherans.

Even good Lutherans.

The kinds of Lutherans who like to sing hymns with their families on Christmas Eve and who write checks each Sunday and who love their pastor right down to his white socks and black shoes.

Oops.

That’s their seminarian.

Still, we stiffen up a little when we see a crucifix. It’s uncomfortable. Continue reading

when pastors leave

There are a lot of good things about being in the body of Christ.

  • Forgiveness
  • Baptism
  • Questions that provoke discussion during Bible class
  • Hearing children belt out the Lord’s Prayer
  • Kneeling at the Lord’s Table together

That list could get long enough to break the Internet.  Continue reading