Since publishing stories on, “Son of God” and “Noah,” I have one more
movie to share, “God’s Not Dead.” My approach has been to help us see
how each film gives opportunities to engage in faith conversations.
God’s Not Dead opened March 21 in relatively small number of theaters,
yet became the seventh most popular opening for any faith-based movie in
I have a friend that I see and pray with regularly. Like many common
prayer concerns, his journey is one that requires endurance and waiting.
Every time we’re together he facetiously grins and recites the
well-known patience prayer, “God give me patience… now.” We can both
laugh in that moment because there’s a genuine prayer that has
accompanied our journey together. Our earnest prayer is, “Lord, we’re
not patient; so love us, teach us and give us a smile as we wait on
A few weeks ago, I shared my initial
impressions of the film, “Son of God.” This weekend, I saw another film,
“Noah” and want to share a few thoughts from my experience...(Read
Last Sunday, I shared with
our congregation that The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens has voted
to call me as their Director of Adult Ministries. My remarks are
available in writing and if you have not received a copy of them, I
encourage you to obtain one in the church narthex or request one by
email from the church office. In that announcement, I explained that in
our church denomination, pastors do not actively seek such a calling,
but rather individual congregations initiate this by calling pastors.
For this reason, I now have two calls—one to St. John’s and one to
Webster Gardens—and now I must decide which to accept and which to
40 Days of Lent
The three fold
approach of “Worship +
Group Life + Daily
Devotional Life” provides us a framework to guide our
Lenten Pilgrimage. The center-piece of that framework is Group
Life. A commitment to a group is a mere five week venture that
will strengthen your faith and deepen your relationships in
Group Life page offers a wide
variety of choices to connect with one of 11 different groups
available, on five different days and evenings of the week
(Sunday-Thursday) to meet your needs.
Meet weekly in homes at a variety of times and places for five
weeks of study, prayer, fellowship and community service.
Visit Small Groups page here
Join us as we take a daily journey into the Word of God,
experiencing the words of Scripture through our Lenten Devotions
that have been written by St. John's members.