Category Archives: Church

Church Write-Up: Church at Home (Week 1)

Here are some items from the church services on Wednesday and Sunday. I watched them online. A. Sunday’s church service was very well done. I felt almost as if I were there. The pastor led the liturgy and did the … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Forgiveness (Red Letter Challenge)

I am writing my post about church a little earlier today than usual. The reason is that I will be going to work this afternoon, so I will not be writing the post after my traditional, epic Sunday nap. The … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Moses’s Horns; Interpersonal Reconciliation at the Cross

Here are some thoughts about today’s Lenten service. A. The pastor told the story about Moses’s horns. Michaelangelo’s sculpture of Moses depicts Moses with horns. This was due to the widespread influence of Jerome’s Bible in medieval and Renaissance Europe. … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Connection with God and Others

Some items from church this morning: A. The youth pastor said that, when he is alone for long periods of time, he feels less like himself. I thought of Donald Miller’s personal observation in Blue Like Jazz that, when he … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Meeting Temptation

The sermon at today’s Lenten service focused on temptation. The pastor opened by confessing that he had an immense sweet tooth. He could eat a whole box of Twinkies in one setting, supplemented by glasses of whole milk. He is … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Being with Jesus, Transaction, Giving

During this year’s Lent, the church that I attend will be going through Red Letter Challenge, a curriculum developed by LCMS pastor Zach Zehnder. It focuses on select words of Jesus. This week, the service focused on being with Jesus. … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Ash Wednesday 2020

Today is Ash Wednesday, and the church that I attend had an Ash Wednesday service. The pastor opened his sermon by saying that he did not have a poker face. One can look at his face and tell what he … Continue reading

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