33 ways you can make a difference in your church

Show grace to others, especially to those who don't deserve it. Grace by definition is undeserved. Hold onto truth, but always with grace. Look children in the eye. Give them undivided attention, even if just for a few moments. Don't simply plan; prepare. Planning expects things to work the way we've drawn things up; preparing…

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Gilleleje Church & the Holocaust

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Forgetting or overlooking the Holocaust demeans the memory of the 6 million killed by the Nazis and their collaborators -- as well as those who stood up for the lives of those who were murdered. Among those who stood up were members of Gilleleje Lutheran Church, and its pastor,…

Getting cured, getting healed

Is there a difference between being cured and being healed? John Swinton thinks so. A scholar who has also served as a mental health nurse, Swinton points to someone he believes experienced both: the woman in the Bible who had a discharge of blood. Coming up to Jesus in a crowd, she touches the edge…