Abortion is Great

Not all that is great is good. … More Abortion is Great

As You Wish, LORD

Listen Here: 2018-02-18; Trinity Lutheran Church—Edwardsville, IL; First Sunday in Lent; Genesis 22:1-18 There’s an iconic scene from the movie Princess Bride when the Farm Boy, Wesley, in an attempt to woo the Maiden, Buttercup, goes about every task she puts before him. After every request he simply responds, “As you wish.” Over time she realizes … More As You Wish, LORD

Ash Wednesday, because Tuesday was too Fun

Ash Wednesday and our Lenten season is here! It is a penitential time, and I love it. Hopefully for you it means a time of listening and responding, a litany of hearing God’s Word and praying God’s Word. And prayerfully, your prayers, like mine, will be one of repentance and faith—confession and absolution. If you like to do … More Ash Wednesday, because Tuesday was too Fun

What is Love?

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. -1 John 4:10 “What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more!” That’s the popular 1993, Haddaway question. The song goes on but never answers the question, “what … More What is Love?


The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, that is, unbelief (Matthew 12:31-32). This of course is an old, antiquated superstition. We all know that the true unforgivable sin is belief in Christ. In typical fashion BuzzFeed took to the internetz to dump on Christianity. But, you know, their hard hitting journalism really … More Pastor-Phobia


It’s the day after U.S. elections and the country seems stunned. The divisive campaigns are over (for now) and much work is in store for President-Elect Trump and elected officials across the nation. Evident is the genuine relief or incomprehensible tension that exists in the aftermath of it all. The tie that binds us as … More American’t