I have often kidded that I am nearing completion on authoring a book, a lifetime effort, indeed a masterpiece. The name of the book is “True Humility” and it is subtitled, “The Ten Steps to True Humility and How I Alone Achieved It.” Some humility, huh? But where I want to start this morning is with the question: Who are the Pharisees then and now?
Latest NewsletterGrace Notes 2022-09-14
I understand why some people are turned off by theology and doctrine. People often say to me, “I am a spiritual person too. I believe in God. I have experienced Him. But I experience Him in nature and in my own personal ways. Frankly, organized religion with all its dogmas and strictures isn’t what I experienced. I just don’t need all that.”
Considering our new affiliation with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod many of you are asking “What kind of changes will this involve?” There is always a little something disturbing about change. Most of us tend in the direction of finking comfort and safety in familiar surroundings. Change can involve adventure, and although that can at times be exciting, at the same time it can take a lot of energy. So, what might we looking at in the weeks and months ahead?
The vote at the Congregation Meeting, Sunday, August 28, to affiliate with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod passed by the required two-thirds margin. It would certainly be desirable if all such votes could be unanimous, but that often does not happen. Roughly 20 percent of the voters were not in favor of the decision. It should go without saying, but everyone matters!