Here is some helpful information concerning another way people can make tax-free contributions to ILT if you're over 70 1/2 years old.. President Trump's Tax Reduction Act of 2018 was mostly a good thing, but by almost doubling the standard deduction to $24,000.00 for married filing jointly, the Act makes it unfeasible for most people to itemize deductions even if they tithe to their church. But here's a way you can still give tax-free -- if you're over 70 1/2 years old. If you make Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contributions, those contributions have been excluded from your income. But after age 70 1/2, you have to start taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your IRA eac
The goal of this class is to review ethical theories, look at scripture concerning ethical issues and then look in-depth at specific issues that the church faces. Among these issues will be abortion, new reproductive technologies, physician-assisted death and euthanasia. The focus will be on addressing these issues in practical pastoral situations.
On October 28, 2018, Rev. Caleb R. Bahr was ordain by Rev. Lenae Rasmussen and installed by Rev. Paul Owens at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Taylor, TX. The service was preceded by a meal honoring Pastor Caleb. His parents, grandmother and sister were in attendance as well as several clergy friends and neighboring pastors from the local LCMC congregations. Two of clergy attendees, Dr. Abdul Messiah and Pastor Chere Riedel, PMC, were in the fellowship cohort with Pastor Caleb at ILT for the 2016-2017 school year. In the Back: Rev. Dr. Charles DeHaven. From left to right: Chere; Caleb; Lenae; Rev. Dr. George Qualley; Rev. Ardene Wuthrich; Abdul.