“Keep Christ in Christmas!” the billboards and yard signs tell us. But what does it mean for us to keep both “Christ” and “Mass” in Christmas?
When Victor Nelson flew from Albany to Louisville on Reformation Day, he brought along a costume, a bag of KitKats — and a heart for sharing the Gospel.
To see Jesus only as either a zealous renegade or an ardent traditionalist is to ignore His true and fundamental identity.
Most of us choose to skip Advent for the soft glow of a secularized holiday. But what if we gave this wonderful, preparatory season our full attention?
Thanksgiving worship services, held at the request of the government, seem strange in modern America. Some may wonder if the request is even appropriate.
Physicists have determined that the universe should have destroyed itself at the moment it came into existence. And yet …?
If you haven’t yet had a laugh while reading Luther, you may be doing it wrong.
Does online activity spell doom for brick-and-mortar congregations? Many beloved aspects of life in the Church give us reason to hope not!
Our creeds give us a quick, memorable summary of what we as Christians believe, teach and confess.
In the wake of devastating disasters that leave victims in need of tangible assistance, what good is prayer?
Green fields, green trees, green paraments. It can all seem a bit mundane. But look again: there’s nothing ordinary about ordinary time.
As Hurricane Harvey dumped over two feet of rain in the greater Houston area, Romans 8:39 kept ringing through Donna Pyle’s head with Hurricane Harvey subtitles: Neither height of rising water nor depth of flood, nor anything else Harvey can hurl at us, can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
“There had been no mandatory evacuation for Friendswood residents. No one knew it was going to be this bad … And still, the rain continued.”
There are a number of fascinating things about the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy, but what really caught my eye was the baptismal font.
We sometimes speak of holding Law and Gospel in tension or balance, but we do well to remember that they are not even. Each has its own place and purpose. They should be rightly distinguished and applied, but this doesn’t always mean that they will be evenly distributed.
A happy, terrible act is Baptism — a rebirth of life and, at the same time, a drowning and death. We see this contrast in Romans: “We were buried therefore with [Christ] by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”