Improving the Neighborhood

Two years ago we came home to a note on our door that told us a company was coming soon to tear up our yard to make our home more valuable. You read that right. As the note explained, they were going to install underground fiber optic cable in our neighborhood so that we would…

US Highway 218 Ends Here

It’s always puzzled my why US Highway 218 ends at the intersection of US Highway 14 and Steele County Highway 45 along the southern edge of Owatonna. The highway comes up to Owatonna from the south, joins Highway 14, heads west for about one mile and then ends. It would seem to make more sense…

Just a doorway or Gates of Paradise?

What would you call the entrance to the place where people go to be baptized? If you believe that baptism is a symbolic ordinance performed in obedience to Christ’s command you might call it an entrance or passageway. If you believe that Holy Baptism is a divine mystery through which we are born again into…

And now this

More and more, it seems, the large companies that control major portions of the internet, are limiting ways for Christians to get the word out about their products. Concordia Publishing House is the official publishing arm of my Lutheran denomination, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. If this is happening to our publishing house, surely…