Fourth Week of Advent

Prayer from the┬áLutheran Book of Worship: Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Take away the hindrance of our sins and make us ready for the celebration of your birth, that we may receive you in joy and serve you always; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now…

A Generous Orthodoxy

I’ve swiped the title from an author who isn’t orthodox. But I’m using it to describe a man who was both orthodox and generous–my late friend, George Vandeman. He was the founder and the host, for many years, of the pioneering telecast, “It Is Written.” He was firm in his convictions, but patient and generous…