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March 8, 2019

Thoughts for the Season of Lent

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As the season of Lent begins and we approach Easter, I turn to a book of Lenten devotions published by Plough two years ago, The Crucified Is My Love. It was written by Lutheran pastor Ernst von Holst in the late 1800s in the Baltic country of...

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February 5, 2019

What Does It Mean to Live for God’s Kingdom?

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The apostolic message proclaims an embassy of the kingdom of God, living here and now. This embassy, the apostolic church, is not meant to represent the politics of the surrounding state of violence, but the order of the coming kingdom of God and of...

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January 9, 2019

Finding Strength in the Midst of Our Own Weakness

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Only an extremely wakeful church can withstand these dangerous times. There is not a moment left now for sleepiness, for getting weary and tired and concerned with oneself. Every moment must be utilized to keep the whole church awake, using the...

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November 30, 2018

What is the Task of the Church?

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What did the first church expect? It expected the kingdom of God; it expected the revolution of all things. It expected the complete changing of all conditions and of all relationships in business, state, and society. It expected the revaluation of...

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