Ichabod explores the Age of Apostasy, predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, with an emphasis on UOJ, Church Growth, and Emergent Church heresies. The antidote to these poisons is trusting the efficacious Word in the Means of Grace. John 16:8. Most readers are WELS, LCMS, ELS, or ELCA. This blog also covers the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the mainline denominations.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:10-13 KJV
On the 2nd Thursday Each Month, we gather to discuss God, and his truth, and what it means for our lives… all over a pint of something at an establishment that specializes in such things.
In January, our theme will be:
THE HORROR! – what is a Christian supposed to think about horror, sci-fi, and fantasy books and movies? Just harmless entertainment? Off limits? Is there something to be learned?
Pub Theology gathers at The Red Lion Pub Lincoln Square – Chicago’s most authentic British-style pub! 4749 N. Rockwell, Chicago. 7 PM.
Ready to enjoy a little chili?
The competition is always hot at the Crossroads Annual chili Cook-off! This year compete for best chili as well as a few new awards up for grabs. We will also hold the 1st annual bake-off competition. Bring in your best baked goods to win some awesome prizes!
All chili and baked goods entries must be emailed to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 24th. Please RSVP if you're able to join by January 27th.
Pastor Mike Borgwardt: email@example.com is Crossroads’ pastor. He is saved by God’s grace, is married to Mika, and has three great kids. He has served churches in Arizona and Australia as a vicar, and in Minnesota and now here in Chicago as pastor. He likes power-pop, post-punk, the Reinheitsgebot, nordic football, buying other people’s old clothes, and the occasional long walk off a short dock – preferably into a canoe in Northern Minnesota. His favorite Bible passage is Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” Go ahead – read the whole thing
President – Matt Ninke: firstname.lastname@example.org As Crossroads’ congregational president, Matt oversees and facilitates the work of the coordinators on the leader team. He also oversees efforts such as the management and build out of our new Ministry Center.
Spiritual Growth – Matt Herron email@example.com Matt organizes and facilitates the opportunities for Crossroads’ members and friends to grow in our faith, through formal or personal Bible study, small groups and children’s programs. Find information on these resources, classes and groups.
Stewardship – Alex Hothan: firstname.lastname@example.org Alex serves as Stewardship coordinator and in doing so encourages the congregation to be good stewards of the blessings we have received from God in our time, talents and treasure.
Fellowship – Rachel Putnam: email@example.com Rachel serves as Crossroads’ official ‘party planner’, organizing social events large (Annual Picnic, Chili Cook-off) and small (game nights, attending a movie in the park). To learn more about Crossroads’ upcoming fellowship events, click here.
Worship – Ashley Groth: firstname.lastname@example.org As worship coordinator, Ashley is responsible for overseeing the preparation for our worship services, such as organizing the monthly set up teams that prepare our worship space for the service, musician programs, and keeps us stocked with supplies.
Treasurer – Kacee Huisinga: email@example.com Kacee serves as Crossroads’ Treasurer, overseeing the budget and payment of bills and invoices the church incurs.
We know who we are… In a world full of people drifting aimlessly, we know who we are: forgiven children of God—not because of us, but because of Jesus. (Search Ephesians 2)
We know where we came from… God’s direct, trustworthy message, the Bible, confirms that we are not highly formed animals developed by chance, but morally accountable human beings created by God. (Search Genesis 1 & 2)
We know why we’re here… Life on earth is a thanksgiving to God the Father, who made us; to God the Son, who saved us; and to God the Holy Spirit, who miraculously changes us. Our purpose here is to love and serve God and one another. (Search I John 4)
We know where we’re going… The Bible tells us that death is not the end, but the beginning—the beginning of a never-ending perfect life with Jesus where pain, tears and death do not exist. (Search Philippians 1)
For a more complete view of our beliefs, please see “What We Believe” on wels.net, the website of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
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