Thursday Theology, March 7, 2019

“Will No One Have the Guts to be a Sinner?” Part 1. Co-Missioners, This is another offering from your editor, Jerome Burce. In passing it along he observes that it’s been a long time in gestation, and is still a work in progress. A prelude of sorts appeared three and a half years ago in Thursday Theology. It …

Thursday Theology: February 28, 2019

Co-Missioners, Today’s piece comes from your editor, who freely admits that he’s having some fun with a serious rant. Enjoy where you can. Grimace where you must. Peace and Joy, The Crossing Community Why I Detest the Expression “People of Faith” By Jerome Burce I blame Rex Stout for the tic of verbal snobbery that serves with so …

Thursday Theology: February 21, 2019

Co-Missioners, This week we send you the second installment in Pr. Richard Gahl’s series on the mission we were baptized into as servants and agents of Christ. Dick focuses here on the gospel account that many of are listening to in church this year. We trust you’ll find it very helpful as the listening continues. Peace and Joy, …

Thursday Theology: February 7, 2019

Exploring Church History in the Twentieth Century Co-Missioners, This week we bring you the first of what we hope will be a regular string of Thursday Theology book reviews. Today’s reviewer is Matthew Metevelis, a Luther Seminary graduate and ELCA pastor who directs a hospice program in Las Vegas, with service on the side at Reformation Lutheran Church, …

Thursday Theology: January 31, 2019

A Crossings’ Gem: John Strelan’s “Honest-to-God Gospel Meets the Dying World” Co-Missioners, At this end of a week when our attention was focused wholly on our annual conference in Belleville, Illinois, we pass along a gem from our online library where riches lie hidden. This item was one of three keynote presentations at our first-ever conference in 2007. …

Thursday Theology: January 24, 2019

“To Be” or Not “To Be” as a Gospel Question Co-Missioners, It’s funny how big a difference little details can make. This week we pass along an observation about one such detail in the way St. Paul gets read. Peace and Joy, The Crossing Community “To Be” or Not “To Be”: A Question to Ask When Reading St. …

Crossings Film Series: Kathryn Kleinhans

    Dr. Kleinhans talks about how the Crossings conference focuses on taking the Gospel and “crossing” it into our daily lives. She shares her excitement about the synergy among voices and theological perspectives. For her, meeting people at the conference feels like discovering family you never knew you had. She finds it a re-energizing opportunity to hear …