Say “Thank You” to a Sunday School Teacher

Say “Thank You” to a Sunday School Teacher

Sunday School classes at LCM resume on September 8. On that day we will give thanks to God during a special rite for our teachers and ask God to bless them in their work. Sunday marks the 239th year of Sunday School classes, if we date our work to the modern Sunday...
Environmental Stewardship: Our Faith Demands Us to Act

Environmental Stewardship: Our Faith Demands Us to Act

God asks, as quoted by a distraught Ezekiel, “Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? When you drink of clear water, must you foul the rest with your feet?”  (Ezekiel 34:18) The Amazon...
The Work of the Government is Holy Work

The Work of the Government is Holy Work

The work of government is holy work, according to Martin Luther. In his explanation to the 4th Commandment, he writes we are to “neither despise nor anger …others in authority, but instead honor, serve, obey, love and respect them.” For 80 years, since 1939, ...
The Death Penalty Debate

The Death Penalty Debate

The federal government reinstated the death penalty in 1988. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 60 prisoners are currently on federal death row. Three individuals received the death penalty since its reintroduction in 1988. On July 25, 2019, the...
The Minimum Wage Debate: What is Fair?

The Minimum Wage Debate: What is Fair?

The debate over raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour is intense. Seattle rose its minimum wage to $15 in 2017.  Los Angeles City Council approved a $15 minimum wage beginning in 2020. The minimum wage in Illinois will be $15 an hour by 2025. The non-partisan...