“Synod” is not St. Louis. It’s you. It’s your local congregation, it’s your circuit, it’s your district, it’s all of us together. And we are blessed.
Even the greatest of Christians can suffer from mental illness. In this letter from C.F.W. Walther to his congregation, Walther describes his debilitating depression and the beginnings of respite and healing.
The Bible has a shocking plethora of things to say about time, and much of it is of the blessed Gospel! In fact, it lifts the pall on time and reveals Christ in eternity.
How can my love of money and possessions be broken? How can I become generous so that I deeply desire to help my neighbor “improve and protect his possessions and income”? Only Jesus.
The Bible says quite a lot about maleness gone wrong through sin, about what actions and qualities God loves to see in men — and about Christ, who, above all, demonstrates clearly God’s intentions for men.
It is the bedrock teaching of the New Testament that Christ is the first one raised, and we too shall be raised from the dead at the Last Day.
There is no problem of faith, life, family or Church for which the Bible does not have answers. As we move toward the Synod’s 175th anniversary in 2022, let’s be people of the Bible.
The “good life,” the greatest life, is life reconciled to God our Maker and to our fellow human beings — in love, forgiveness and yes, great joy.
Will you, by God’s Spirit, resolve to be more diligent in prayer for for your pastor? He needs your prayers, always — and now, more than ever.
There will always be a struggle between faith and reason. In matters of clear teaching of the Bible, however, we must hold to the Scriptures.
Here is a book for whole-life discipleship, giving guidance to Christians on how they are to believe and live mercifully for others, telling them about Christ, and offering wisdom for their various vocations.
And yet, there is a candle in the darkness. The light of Christ is burning, and the dawn of resurrection is glowing on the horizon.
Luther’s Reformation insights did not come in one fell swoop on October 31, 1517. Far from it. The indulgence controversy pushed him forward and into Scripture.
How shall we live as Lutherans? “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 THESS. 5:16–18).
The Lutheran Confessions give us a firm place to stand as we consider the world in all its complexity.