Hope for any congregation

Months ago, many congregations turned off their metaphorical lights. Before those lights get turned back on, though, it would be good to answer this important question: What will it mean to be the church? In this entry, some additional observations. In the previous entry, I offered the opinion that it will be difficult to reassemble our congregations to resemble their pre-pandemic selves. I endedMORE...

Elderly fecundity

The title of this entry may startle you a bit, especially if you speak Latin fluently. “Fecundity” is about being fruitful and multiplying—a Scriptural way of describing abundant fertility among plants, animals and people. Acts of continuing, growing creation. Hardly the kind of thing that applies to being old, right? Nevertheless, there may be something here that could be helpful and hopefulMORE...

Fearfully and wonderfully made 1.0

This is the introductory blog of an ongoing series that will periodically answer the simple question: What might it mean for older adults to claim that they are still “fearfully and wonderfully made?” The questions will be familiar; the answers may not be….   According to the Hebrew Scriptures, we can find comfort—perhaps amazement—in realizing that we are wonderfully constructed organismsMORE...

Bob Sitze

BOB SITZE has filled the many years of his lifework in diverse settings around the United States. His calling has included careers as a teacher/principal, church musician, writer/author, denominational executive staff member and meat worker. Bob lives in Wheaton, IL.

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