Getting to Know Your Neighbor

Lutheran theology is very much about serving our neighbors.  Martin Luther emphasized the Biblical teaching to love the people God placed around us.  Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan to emphasize our calling to BE a caring neighbor to the people in our context. Do you know who

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Altenburg, Texas

It was an inauspicious beginning. The Saxon immigrants exiled their bishop, Martin Stephan, across the Mississippi River, due to sexual misconduct and misappropriation of funds. The colony of immigrants was in chaos. Without a bishop, were they still a church? Added to the ecclesiastical disorder was economic privation and utter

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The Rhythm of Prayer

The first prayer conference that I attended was in 1987. It was a cross-denominational event. Many people spoke at this conference, and each had much to say about the role of prayer. Some of it was helpful. Much of it was clichéd. Most of it was hard, at least for

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Laundry Love

By: Rev. David Murillo, guest columnist, St. Paul Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX Swedish Dude: “You want to go to a subway party? Me: Huh? Like…Subway…. sandwiches? Swedish Dude: No. It’s a full on party. On the Subway train. Me: Uh…. sure, why not” This was the brief conversation I

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