Happily Outnumbered

Ordination and installation worship service in my Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod denomination are joyous, reverent celebrations marking the completion of years of hard work and training. God has provided another shepherd for a flock of his sheep. The recent ordination and istallation of Gatluk Reat at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, Minnesota was the culmination of…

Diversity in the Body of Christ

This past week was the district convention of the Minnesota South District of the church body to which I belong. Compared to the rest of the country, Minnesota is not thought of as a very diverse place but over the course of 24 hours at the convention I experienced a pretty impressive range of diversity.…