Properly Formed New-Covenant Worship

Our True Citizenship 1 Peter 1:1-2: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ: To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father and set apart by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood. Hebrews 11:13: […]

Why We Sing What We Sing in Church

This is our pastor’s article for the July-August 2013 newsletter. One of the deep enigmas in the current-day church is why we sing what we sing.  Few of us have ever given much thought to that.  We grew up singing hymns in church, and we like what we like.  And we want to sing what […]

Thinking About the Hymns We Sing

This is our pastor’s newsletter article for June.   Hymns are strange.  It’s not that hymns are strange writings put to music but that many of the hymns we like and are used to singing all differ. I didn’t grow up as a Lutheran.  I converted to Lutheranism in the autumn of 1988. So, most […]