For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of … More Recasting the Stumbling Block
Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.—Psalm 146:3 ESPN recently published an piece by Mina Kimes, entitled, “The Search for Aaron Rodgers.” It chronicles the mind behind the man, the quirks and dreams, the mechanical makeup of Aaron Rodgers. One quote of the famed athlete … More Put Not Your Trust In Entertainers
Take a moment to read this article. It’s one of many covering the story of a boy in the picture whose Lutheran (ELCA) parents are encouraging their son to live as their daughter. First, this is a story that doesn’t represent all Lutherans. The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) believes in the Biblical mandate of … More Does God Love Transgender People?
Every Easter comes on the heals of St. Patrick’s Day superstore decor and with the fanfare of family celebration. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just an excuse to celebrate winter’s decline and party like the Energizer Bunny. Easter marks for too many a holiday vacation, and less of a holiday vocation. But if there is … More Easter, a Holiday Vocation
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
Does it ever seem that life is a whirlwind of constant change? One moment is fleeting unto the next? Do you ever wonder who you are or maybe who you are supposed to be? What’s my purpose in this inconsistent, always new, twisty (and problematic) world? If tv shows are our source for answers we’d … More Who Am I?
You would think that with all the efforts being made to break down barriers, by way of tolerance and acceptance, our world should look better by now. Is progress happening? Are people being won over? Rehabbed? Or does there exist an immovable cultural curtain, too fortified to fall? The wall that exists between people is … More The Cultural Curtain
The doctrine of the two governments, two kingdoms theology, has prevailed in Lutheran circles. The Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) and their Telly Award-Wining segment, “The Intersection of Church and State” has gained recognition specifically in regards to this doctrine. In recent years an intentional revisiting of the subject has taken place for Lutherans, and even non-Lutherans. The … More We the People…the Church?
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.–Hebrews 12:2 So summer is fleeting, which means school supply shopping is upon us. What seems to be a menial task too … More School Supply Snobs