Author Archives: Lutheran

In Defense of Religious Accommodations

America is a true cornucopia of languages, arts, culture, skills and of course religions. Religious freedom has been a part of the nation’s core identity since its conception and implementation in 1789. The first amendment to the constitution enshrines for us the freedom of religion, the right to practice whatever faith we believe in as

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Hope in the midst of racial violence

Speaking for our church Bishop Eaton calls us to repent. This tragedy expresses the power of evil that has a  hold on all of us. Racism is with among and in us. The faith of the victims loved ones brings us hope. Their ability to forgive shows the power of God to over come hate with

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Halloween

This was posted on the Hendricks Chapel Ask A Chaplain Blog In the Christian calendar Halloween falls on the eve of All Saints Day (All Hallows Day) when the saints and martyrs are honored and remembered, and the power of death is acknowledged and defied. In America it is widely celebrated with customs (costumes, and

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Why did God choose the Middle East and Europe for his revelation and leave the rest of the world until much later?

Jesus was born in the geopolitical area known today as the Middle East. He was born a Jew. Today, with our global consciousness the Judeo-Christian scriptures can sound exclusive or at least preferential to the Middle East especially with how often Israel is mentioned. However, but with a closer look this specificity is actually an

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