Dr. David Wendel shares an update from life on the road in the NALC: Some of the great joys and struggles that we share as the North American Lutheran Church’s journey continues as a church body.
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“Love always has expectations for the beloved.” Bishop John Bradosky wrestles with the nature of what it means to be a follower of Christ and the challenge of how “good works” can easily be confused in this relationship. “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go […]
Bishop John Bradosky shares in this week’s discipleship moment about some of the challenges that he has faced personally in intentional life-to-life discipleship, especially that of immediacy. “‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.” […]
“God doesn’t intend for us to wallow in the muck. He intends something different — to get out of that. Our past is gone, and now we have the new life of redemption and renewal.” Dr. David Wendel shares this week’s discipleship moment as we focus on Luke 7:50: “And he said to the woman, […]
“Any time, any place, God can use us in a way that’s genuine to show the care and compassion of Christ.” Pastor David Wendel shares an everyday story from his own life and looks at the people God has ‘given us back to’ with the opportunity to share the Gospel. “And the dead man sat […]
Bishop John Bradosky shares more from his recent trip to Haiti — stories of what true hope looks like because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, ‘I tell you, I have not found such great faith even […]
“Joy is about the gratitude that comes from God‘s presence, activity, and the gift of God‘s love in our lives day by day.” — The Rev. Dr. David Wendel shares a deeply moving and profound story from his own life illustrating joy found even in the midst of hardship. “When the Spirit of truth comes, […]
The North American Lutheran Church is responding to the wildfires in northern Alberta. The fires have forced 88,000 people from their homes and destroyed more than 2,400 homes and other structures in and around Fort McMurray. NALC Disaster Response has sent funds to the Canadian Mission District to assist in responding to those affected by […]
The 2016 Nominating Committee presents the candidates named below for positions to be elected at the NALC Convocation August 10-12 in Anaheim, California. No nominations were received for a lay member to fill the 4-year term on the Executive Council. Therefore, we earnestly solicit nominations for this position. Regarding additional nominations for Executive Council, the […]
Bishop John Bradosky shares thoughts on the challenge of understanding what “discipleship” truly is as Pentecost approaches, explaining the difference of the natural work of the Holy Spirit in us as opposed to an accusation of works righteousness. “And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the […]
Bishop John Bradosky shares “manna” from his personal devotional life as he ponders what it means to truly have your identity in Christ Jesus. “So that the world may know that you have sent me and loved them even as you have loved me.” – John 17:23b
The Rev. Dr. David Wendel shares about different areas of following Jesus that are a personal challenge for him. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
Bishop John Bradosky shares about a moment of forgiveness inside his own family. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” – John 13:35
The Rev. Dr. David Wendel shares about the tangible gifts that are given to us in Word & sacrament. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” -John 10:27
The Rev. Dr. David Wendel shares about what happens “after” confession and why it’s so important — in the life of the church and in his own life. “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; […]
This week’s Discipleship Moment (#53) is an extended video of Dr. Gemechis Buba preaching at the Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) Chapel Service on February 24, 2016.
The Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba continues to share stories from his family in part 2 of the story of his son allowing his daughter to crash “father/son” adventures. He asks the question: Is there such a thing as “unconditional grace”?