Mark A. Staples
Staples, who is retired, writes for the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and enjoys volunteering for the Seamen's Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey and a ministry with the homeless and chronically unemployed in Norristown, Pa. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, Pa.
Articles by Mark A. Staples:
- Maneuvering today's rocky vocational road
How Lutherans, strengthened by their faith and understanding of vocation, are coping with today’s job market challenges
- Lutherans & Mennonites grow together
Garden plants seeds of trust
- Welcome home
Refugee families find new life thanks to these ELCA partners
- Airport witness for Christ
Chaplain is reassuring in a frantic environment
- Getting seafarers paid
How a 48-hour partnership resolved families' suffering
- Captain tells of a 'close piracy call' on the high seas
An interview with Rene Santos, captain of Discovery Bay
- Ports in the storm
In an age of piracy, ministry to seafarers offers advocacy and 'moments of grace'
- Unfinished business
What have you left unsaid to those who matter to you?
- My retirement detour
A believer encounters chronic illness
- Becoming 'new'
One year away yields five insights on changing roles in retirement
- 'Not science': Judge John E. Jones
Lutheran tells about his history-making, intelligent design decision
- Evolutionary biology: Why is it 'such a menace'?
- 'Not doing something is the worst thing ...'
Katrina survivor's words reveal haunting challenge
- Perspective: A love supreme to weather life's storms
Storm survivor's precious words are memorable gift
- Holy surprises along America's highways
Far from familiar territory, we find signs of God's presence
- Plan B for retirement
A couple decide to risk prudent planning and set out on a journey of faith
- Report from the road, Nova Scotia
- What matters most in worship?
Gordon Lathrop: Word and sacrament, of course
- Living by the book of Matthew
- For the love of God
Seminary helps youth discover theology in everyday life
- Luther and the end
'We face the prospect of the last days knowing that Christ is there'
- Update: Louisa Groce appreciates 'little miracles'
- 'God gets all the credit'
Louisa Groce is about to be ordained at 80
- The gift of life
'God is constantly overcoming death with life. It's there for everyone to see.'
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