by Gene Edward Veith A recent poll found that 80% of Americans believe the country is “spiraling out of control.” The Wall Street Journal/NBC News conducted the survey during the Black Lives Matter protests, but what seemed to bother Americans…
by Gene Edward Veith We Lutherans speak quite a bit about the second use of the Law (as a mirror) and the third use of the Law (as a guide), but we also need to reflect on the first use…
1793. 1918. 2020. Devastating diseases have been a part of the human experience since the fall of human beings into sin.
In 1755, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, on All Saints’ Day, terrorizing the city of 250,000. Churches were full when the first tremor struck. Many perished in collapsing churches.
After a minute or so of this, Todd asked, “Pastor, what do you think was going on?” I said, “When it’s time, it’s time. Todd, it’s time.”
Christian love is defined by Christ and follows His example as confessed in 1 Corinthians 13. Christian love lives entirely for someone else.
Thoughts from the midst of the virus by Derek Lecakes Life has changed. We have all been forced to adapt. On March 1, 2020, the first case of the novel coronavirus hit New York. No one could have imagined the…
Five common objections to Jesus’ resurrection and suggestions for countering them with simple explanations.
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis helps us decipher many of the crafty ways the devil tries to tempt, mislead and deceive us.
Denominations in Christianity understand “grace” in a variety of ways. See how the Scripture-based understanding Lutherans have of grace compares with others.
As dark days become brighter, Epiphany delivers us the Jesus who Himself is the Light of the World.
What exactly is the “priesthood of all believers”? And what does it mean for us?
Christmas and Advent are also about Christ’s coming in Word and Sacrament today, and about living in eager, joyful anticipation of His second coming.
Let us join the Holy Family and shepherds and angels in focusing our gaze on the babe in the crib, on the greatest Gift of God, born to bear all our sins and give us eternal life.