Posts by The Coordinator

New Coordinator Needed

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Dear Life Chain Participants, I assumed responsibility for leading our local Life Chain six years ago when the previous coordinator, Brain Moyer, relocated. It has been a privileged to serve in this capacity, but I would like to have some one else step up to lead. The job is not that complicated and the rewards are manifold. Furthermore, I am not moving, so I would be available to coach the new coordinator. We could even plan next year’s event together. If you are interested in assuming this responsibility (or know of someone who might be willing), please send me an email or call me at (608) 524-5856. Thank you for your consideration, Christian...

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Cobelligerency

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“Cobelligerency” is not a word you hear often, but it is an important one to know if you plan to participate in the modern culture wars. “Co” means “together” and “belligerent” means “hostile or aggressive”, so the word literally means: “Fighting together” Nations do this when they have a common enemy which can only be defeated by temporarily joining forces. Religious denominations used to do this when combatting social evils, but it seems to be happening less in recent times. Participation in the Reedsburg Life Chain on October 7th is an annual opportunity for local religious cobelligerency. Yes – Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Baptist,...

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Like Salt & Light

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Like Salt & Light

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-15). In this familiar portion of scripture, Jesus offers two illustrations and one exhortation to help the church understand its identity and purpose in this world. Illustration...

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Baraboo Life Chain

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If you live closer to Baraboo, please feel free to attend their event. The local contact is Jan and she can be reached at (608) 356-1820 for more information. They hope to see you there! View Larger Map Note: In order to maintain a good relationship with local business owners, we ask that you please park your vehicles on W. Mulberry Street or in the strip mall parking lot on that corner. Please do not park in the Wells Fargo...

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A Strange Week

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This week began with the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and it will end with the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision. Constitutional rights seem to be the theme of both days, but I am not able to celebrate either because of the intellectual schizophrenia of it all. Mr. King’s dream was that blacks would find their constitutionally promised “Life, liberty, etc.” and the Roe. V. Wade decision resulted in this nightmare: 17-million dead black babies Even stranger than the juxtaposition of that dream and that nightmare are some of the curious connections between the King of black rights and the Queen of reproductive rights. Three years before Mr. King was...

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