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
The Reformation’s 500th anniversary is next year. Preparations have already begun to celebrate this milestone of five centuries. Every week I seem to get one or two companies with Reformation travel packages for trips throughout Germany. Our church body has frequent publications, Concordia Publishing House has Reformation 500 products, gear, and even home furnishings. Our … More Retiring the Reformation
As a pastor I get a lot of junk mail, many pieces are conference fliers. I got to tell you, the theme of big box churches selling a panel of speakers seems endless. It appears inspiration, vision building, and revitalization are the factors I need to be a successful pastor. Is the Church depleted of glory, … More The Edge of Glory
Suppose a lawyer asks the accused a question in the court of law and that man responds, “That’s your truth.” Would the judge allow it? Is truth relative? Today it appears everywhere, the idea that truth can be particularly yours or uniquely my own. That how we see things differently, through personal perspectives, transcend any ultimate … More Idiom Idiocy: That’s Your Truth
What kind of world do we live in? A world broken, beaten, battered, and belabored with tyranny and sin. A world hopeless, reckless, loveless, and less than favorable. A world of creeps, cowards, criminals, and countless lives lost by battle, abortion, and hate. A world redeemed by Christ’s blood, loved by Christ’s mercy, and by … More What a World, What a World!