November 27 was the first Sunday of Advent, and I wanted to thank Rev. Ben Neal for preaching in my absence. I missed being with you all but was grateful for time with extended family at Thanksgiving. Advent is a four...

A 17th century German pastor buried dozens of his parishioners every day during the “Thirty Years War” which devastated Europe. Millions of civilians and soldiers died as a result of war, disease, and economic depression during these decades of horror...