Why the Reformation Matters Today

Co-missioners, Today, June 6, we catch ourselves looking back to Normandy beaches littered with dead and mangled bodies. That’s what you get when human beings respond as they must to eruptions of gross and appalling evil. The greater the evil, the more bodies lie mangled. Today we also look ahead to a celebration of Pentecost this coming …

Thursday Theology- Christ, Not Cyrus—Thank God!

Co-missioners, Today is the Feast of the Ascension. With that in mind we send you to our library for another splendid item that’s been collecting cobwebs for a while. Our editor, Jerry Burce, ran across it by accident last week. A reference to Cyrus the Persian caught his eye. If you’ve been following the efforts of American …

Thursday Theology- Our Priestly Mission

Co-missioners, Last week Chris Neumann told us how he serves as an agent of Easter mission in his role as a basketball coach. Today our mission essayist, Richard Gahl, delivers the gist of a recent effort by an official church commission to endorse and underscore the dignity of what Chris and so many like him are doing …

Thursday Theology – Easter Mission at Courtside: A Coach’s Reflection

Co-missioners, “Where the Gospel meets our daily lives.” That’s how Crossings began defining itself when the latest version of our website was launched a year or so ago. It’s one of three taglines that are presently in play when we try to account for the work we’re doing. You’ll find another at the bottom of every Thursday Theology …

Thursday Theology – Religion “Rebranded”

Co-missioners, Talk about timely! Fortress Press came out in early April with one of the timeliest books we’ve seen in a very long while. Our editor found it so compelling and so apropos to the work and mission of Crossings that he asked Matt Metevelis to review it for us ASAP. Came Matt’s timely response to that assignment. …

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, …