Was Kobe Bryant a Follower of Jesus?

It’s been all over the news. Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, together with his daughter Gianna and seven others died untimely deaths in a helicopter crash last Sunday. The outpouring of emotion and the tributes to those who died have been very moving. When

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First, Repent

As the season of Lent draws near, I would like to invite you to join me again this year in a day of repentance on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.  As Martin Luther noted in the first of his ninety-five theses: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ (Mt

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Kramer to Diaz

The very first president of the Texas District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was Rev. A.W. Kramer. Just recently, I met his great-granddaughter! Pastor Kramer began his ministry in Texas as a church planter, taking over mission development in Coryell City in 1890 and starting the congregation in Copperas Cove.

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