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As we discussed last time, Patheos is making the Cranach blog "premium content", available by subscription. It will start next Monday, April 4th. You can access the homepage as usual. You can see what the posts are about,…

Blog: A way to pray (03/22/22)

By Reverend Barb Dean - Senior Pastor of Living Word Outreach Ministries, Spencer Every day in the news we read or watch reports about things that might concern us deeply and that are happening in the nations of the earth. Even in our…

Blog: A way to pray (03/22/22)

By Reverend Barb Dean - Senior Pastor of Living Word Outreach Ministries, Spencer Every day in the news we read or watch reports about things that might concern us deeply and that are happening in the nations of the earth. Even in our…

Blog: The Lost Ark (02/26/22)

In 1980, I was a computer programmer in Los Angeles, taking screenwriting classes at night. One day I learned of the existence of 12 pyramids (two rows of six each) that an orbiting satellite had discovered in a remote region of the…

Injured Pastors | creed of jesus

I hung up the phone after talking to another co-worker who had called to tell me he was quitting his job as pastor of a nearby church. He was joining the administrative staff of a local university. He could have retired or started his own…

Save Evangelism | creed of jesus

For a long time, let's just say for more than a century, certain Church historians have told a story: from Jerusalem to Antioch to Ephesus to Rome, then from Rome to Wittenberg and Geneva then to London then to the colonies and Revivals and…

They will become one flesh

This is part two of a multi-part series on God's purpose for marriage. Read the first part. It's no secret that popular culture frowns on Christian beliefs about marriage and sexuality. In American entertainment, business,…

This week’s High Five

Happy Thursday, Let's start today's newsletter with some exciting news: Iowan Timothy LeDuc, the first non-binary Winter Olympian, is scheduled to perform tomorrow at 4:30 a.m. CT. It will be early morning to support one of our state's…

When your child is prodigal

"Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And you must commit yourself wholeheartedly to these…

Marital Sex: A Book Review

Several months ago, Gary Thomas published a new book called Married sex. At the time of the book's release, a firestorm erupted from another author. Admittedly, she was upset because Thomas hadn't asked her to…

Blog: A New Beginning (1/11/22)

BY PASTOR GWEN DRESSEL - CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER A new Year. A new start. What does 2022 have in store for us?More specifically, what does it have in store for you?We have experienced lockdowns, school closures and church…