Thursday Theology- In Ed-ifying Memory

Co-missioners, June 1 is one month minus a day from now. That leaves anyone interested with enough time to arrange a trip to St. Louis at reasonable expense for a one-of-a-kind Crossings event at Christ Lutheran Church in Webster Groves. We plan that day—again, Saturday, June 1—to thank God once more for the gift of Edward H. Schroeder, …

Thursday Theology- Anticipating Easter: A Sermon on Luke 24

Co-missioners, We are jumping the gun this week in the race toward Easter. Among you are some who are groping for thoughts on what you’ll say from a pulpit that morning. You might find something here that will clarify the murk and point you down a path. All of us, regardless of vocation, are commissioned in baptism to …

Thursday Theology- A Surprising Paucity of “Forgiveness”

Colleagues, Today your editor, Jerome Burce, sends along an item that snagged his eye recently. He hopes it will sharpen other eyes over the next few weeks of late Lent and early Easter. In case you missed the note our executive directors dispatched this past Tuesday, we pass along news of a gathering in St. Louis on June …

Thursday Theology- Where is God When Disaster Strikes?

Co-Missioners, Our news-feeds this month have delivered accounts and photos of tornadoes ripping through Alabama, and of terrible floods in southern Africa and the great plains of North America. The losses were enormous. We might also describe them as unspeakable were we not so used to speaking of such things, so often do they happen. Today Bruce Modahl …