A Tale of Two Sermons

By Calvin Lane For Martin Luther, preaching the “word” meant a living message. “It is a wonderful thing,” Luther wrote, “that the mouth of every pastor is the mouth of Christ.”  In the Large Catechism (1529)... Read More...

Is Our Gratitude Alone Enough?

By Calvin Lane Everyone here is just more than contented to be  living and dying in three quarter time. Jimmy Buffet, “Nautical Wheelers” Through bleary eyes, the addict recognizes the wounds he has inflicte... Read More...

The Church or the Family?

By Calvin Lane There is, arguably, no greater imperative for the Church at this moment than deep formation in the Christian narrative. Everything we do hinges on our story, the story we hold deep within that... Read More...

To hush as the shadows lengthen

By Calvin Lane I am not a good sleeper, a challenge since childhood. I used to watch my younger brother fall blissfully asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. To this day, falling asleep is terribly hard... Read More...