Review: Feeding the Lambs

Rev. Thoma's Feeding the Lambs seeks to answer questions about the meaning behind the practices of the faith we profess and how to communicate that meaning to children.

Fishing for the Sick

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to …

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This Little Light

"If this Jesus thing is so important to Christians, why aren't they obsessed with it?" "You shouldn't talk so much about the Bible and religious stuff. If I wanted to hear it, I would go to church!" I was listening to an old podcast this morning during which the host mentioned a couple of emails …

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The Separation of Children and Church

"You can't just read the Bible to them!" "The sermon isn't for them." "It'll go over their heads!" "We have to introduce at least one new song every week - so they won't get bored." I am astounded every time I hear one of these statements, or ones like them. Typically, they come up in …

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Hymns: “Go to Dark Gethsemane”

"Go to Dark Gethsemane", a traditional hymn of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, was written by James Montgomery. Montgomery was born in Scotland in 1771. He worked as a newspaper editor and wrote around 400 hymns and poems during his life. Another well-known hymn of his was "Angels from the Realms of Glory". Though he …

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