Devotions & Books
Book Recommendations for Spiritual Transformation
Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Warren
Luther's Small Catechism: Study Edition by Martin Luther
The Book of Forgiving by Desmond & Mpho Tutu
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers by Martin Marty
Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion and Healing the Divided Self by Chuck DeGroat
Pastor Tim writes a blog called A Beggar's Take that offers reflections on faith, theology, and the culture in which we live.
When Martin Luther died, a piece of paper was found in his pocket. The last line said “We are beggars. This is true.” That may seem an odd, even hopeless, epitaph. However, it is far from hopeless if you know anything about Luther and his spiritual center. God’s grace – the unmerited, absolute love of God given freely – was the touchstone of Luther’s life. Once he saw clearly that God’s love was revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus, he saw every breath and heartbeat as a gift of grace. His last words, found in his pocket, were a perfect and concise creed for Luther. I have appropriated them as my own. I am a beggar. This is true.