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 […]
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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”?
“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now […]
“From Ashes to Easter,” the devotional for the 2016 Lenten season based on Year II of the Lutheran Book of Worship, is now available to download. Written by the Rev. Dr. David Wendel, NALC Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Ecumenism, the devotional is available in two printable formats:
The NALC’s Communications Coordinator, the Rev. Mark Ryman, shares this week’s discipleship moment from Philippians 3: How the resurrection power of Jesus Christ has deeply influenced his life.