The Church is not a throwaway society — quite the opposite. In God’s economy there is no person pointless enough to throw away.
It is a fine thing — a very fine thing — to consider those around you as essential contributors to your identity. Not everyone is a spouse. Not everyone is a parent. But everyone is someone’s someone.
For Christians in the Early Church, cross and resurrection were not in opposition to each other. Their Easter worship services and sermons were a celebration of both at once.
The answers to life’s biggest questions and challenges aren’t to be found in yet one more new book, but in one very, very old one.
Though the Gospel we preach may be “a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,” God’s beloved children are no fools. We know what really happened on Easter.
Even though we know how the story of Christ’s passion ends, the sacred readings, hymns and services of Holy Week keep our longing for Easter fresh and real each and every year.
Though often used interchangeably, the theological terms “piety” and “Pietism” actually have very different meanings. Can you tell them apart?
“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor.1:18).
The past months have seen allegations of sexual abuse made against some of the most powerful men in America. Many of these men say they’re sorry. Now what?
Our marriages and families, and we ourselves, are better for shared mealtimes. So how do we cherish these gifts together on a regular basis?
Reexamine major news stories from a Lutheran perspective with Gene Edward Veith’s new monthly “World Views” column in The Lutheran Witness magazine.
Lent is not so much a time of “giving things up” as it is a time for adding things that increase our awareness of God’s mercy in Christ Jesus.
“… who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 124:8). Have you ever stopped to think about what these familiar words mean for you?
We can’t safeguard our loved ones from every danger. We’re only human. But there is One who provides ultimate protection — Jesus Christ.
A radio producer answers common questions about podcasting: What is it? Who listens? And (most importantly) should my church try it?