Piercing Evangelism

In a recent movie on Emily Dickinson, I was reminded of the vast difference between the faith of the Lutheran […]

There Despite the Grace of God Go I

I used to think that what set Christianity apart from other religions was that in the other religions, people worked […]
August 17, 2017 by Rick Ritchie

If God is Better than My Father, He’s Really Good

This post arose out of thinking on my twelfth birthday. I was into dolphins that year. It was 1978. I […]
March 15, 2016 by Rick Ritchie

If God is Better than My Father, He’s Really Good

This post arose out of thinking on my twelfth birthday. I was into dolphins that year. It was 1978. I […]
March 15, 2016 by Rick Ritchie

What If You Don’t Feel That Blessed Assurance?

When I was first investigating it, the Lutheran Church was very different from others. The first thing that stood out […]
January 26, 2016 by Rick Ritchie

What If You Don’t Feel That Blessed Assurance?

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tug-of-war

When I was first investigating it, the Lutheran Church was very different from others. The first thing that stood out […]
January 26, 2016 by Rick Ritchie

Have Yourself a Vulgar Little Christmas

Probably my favorite piece I’ve ever read about Christmas was G.K. Chesterton’s chapter from his book Heretics, “Christmas and the […]
December 22, 2015 by Rick Ritchie

Have Yourself a Vulgar Little Christmas

by Herbert Lambert, gelatin silver print, 1920s

by Herbert Lambert, gelatin silver print, 1920s

Probably my favorite piece I’ve ever read about Christmas was G.K. Chesterton’s chapter from his book Heretics, “Christmas and the […]
December 22, 2015 by Rick Ritchie

That Sermon Was Perfect For Those People

Some time ago, I was an elder in a congregation during a pastoral vacancy. One of the pastors we chose […]
October 27, 2015 by Rick Ritchie

That Sermon Was Perfect For Those People

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Some time ago, I was an elder in a congregation during a pastoral vacancy. One of the pastors we chose […]
October 27, 2015 by Rick Ritchie