GETTING TO THE DAIRY QUEEN

I Cor. 12: 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God...

THE SIGN OF JONAH- by Wendell Amstutz

(On Sunday, October 8, 2017, the following sermon was preached by Wendell Amstutz) Text: Luke 11:29-32   The sign of jonah 29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of...

A FAMILIAR START TO A STRANGE CONCLUSION

 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in...

PEACE BE WITH YOU/FRIEDE SEI MIT EUCH ….

(Romans 13: 1)Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what...

THE VIETNAM WAR: REFLECTIONS AND MEMORIES

This week's broadcast on PBS TV stations of the documentary produced by Ken Burns and Kim Novick, The Vietnam War, reminded me of some thoughts I shared seven years ago after a visit to Washington, DC. I reprint them here: “Are you all right, Sir?” the woman asked, as...

BUILT ON THE ROCK

Matthew 16: 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about...

Information or Transformation?

Ps. 119: 33: Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your...

THE UNBROKEN CROSS

,Here's a picture, taken around 1960, of the entire Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra. I can name three of the five string bass players off to your right, because the one in the middle is my father; the two to each side of him were family friends. In the middle, to...