A sermon outline (Gal. 4:4-5) for Advent 1. Read the outline here.
>Recently in Vienna an allegedly “primitive” twenty-year-old Muslim terrorist with a seventh century mindset easily deceived his highly educated prison psychologists, police, and other experts, convincing them that he had been deradicalized. They released him, and he soon slaughtered four people and wounded 23 more. Evil easily exploits a sentimental worldview. Read more here.
Wonder if any ELCAers have buyer’s remorse, having bought into Called to Common Mission in 1999. This agreement with the Episcopal Church required the ELCA to change its constitution and gradually adopt an Episcopal structure. After all, sacramental bishops, priests, and deacons require miters, pectoral crosses, stoles, ceremonies, rules, and regulations that show their special powers and distinguish their ranks. Worry about marriage and the family? Why bother? And yet, who will pay for all the clergy?
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