Posts by karenrehwaldt

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Christianity Watershed’s Point

by karenrehwaldt

Christianity’s Watershed Point A watershed is an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. One example that often comes to mind is a continental divide, which is the biggest of all watersheds. In the USA there is a continental divide which goes through the Rocky Mountains and […]

Humor in Review

by karenrehwaldt

Humor in Review Humor has taken a turn for the worse these days. At times, we don’t even see just how raunchy, immoral and degrading the humor of our days has become. When my Ft. Wayne Seminary professor for Missions, Dr. Rev. Eugene Bunkowski, returned from Nigeria after being a missionary there for 20+ years, […]

Standing Up for Righteousness

by karenrehwaldt

Standing Up for Righteousness When the Jews tried to trip Jesus up and discredit Him, He said:  18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? 19 Show Me the tax money.”  So they brought Him a denarius.  20 And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”  21 They said […]

Suicide Prevention & Intervention

by karenrehwaldt

This year, September 8 to 14th is national Suicide prevention week. Last year in June of 2018, the topic of suicide was one of the lead stories for the media. Of course, this was driven by the deaths of Fashion Designer Kate Spade (1962-2018) and Chef Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018). In recent memory another suicide that […]

Picking a Bible

by karenrehwaldt

Many of us were raised on the King James Authorized Version (KJV) of the Bible or maybe even using the Revised Standard Version (RSV). We’ve probably all seen presentations trying to convince us which of these and others is the best translation to use. We’ve probably also all heard from some quarters that the KJV […]

The Truth About Free Standing Altars

by karenrehwaldt

How Using the Altar from Both Sides Teaches the Lord’s Supper More Clearly It was not until the middle ages that the altars of the Christian church were placed against the chancel wall. This was done for the purpose of accenting the medieval distortion of the Lord’s Supper, which made it a propitiatory sacrifice. The […]

What about church and state?

by karenrehwaldt

What about Church and State? There are five freedoms granted in the 1st amendment to our US constitution. They are freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to assemble peaceably, and freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The first freedom regarding religion has two clauses which are […]

More on Traditions. . . .

by karenrehwaldt

More on Tradition Tradition is an important part of our history and social fabric. It provides guidelines for acceptable social interaction and for extending and receiving hospitality. I know that in Minnesota we are known for our long farewells. In fact, YouTube videos have been made which poke fun at us for this. Search online […]