Jesus

April ‘Lutheran Witness’ looks to the cross

The Lent/Easter issue features a walk through St. Matthew’s account of the Passion and an in-depth examination of “apologetics under the cross.”

Jesus isn’t the rebel you think He is

To see Jesus only as either a zealous renegade or an ardent traditionalist is to ignore His true and fundamental identity.

Annunciation: In the Midst of Lent, Joy

If your Lent has been lacking joy, you’re doing it wrong.

Storming the Gates of Paradise

While transhumanists hope to prolong life by halting aging processes, they can’t make sure the parachute opens when you try sky-diving on your 650th birthday.

Christ Becomes the Greatest Sinner . . . for You!

Jesus comes to [John the Baptist] at the Jordan from Galilee and desires to be baptized [Matt. 3:13]. How marvelously backward this is!

Come Quickly!: Antiphon for December 19

Even as we ask for the Lord Christ’s deliverance of each of us from every evil of body and soul, we look ahead with joy and gladness, living in hope in Christ.

Reason to Celebrate

During the time of the first Christmas, a stable manger was just as ordinary as a cross. That which makes them significant for Christians is the body of Christ upon them.

Telling Your Story

That this God even conquers death and disobedience by personally taking on death and overcoming it with His own suffering and death and giving mercy to the disobedient makes each fallen human story important and profound.

Facing Job Stress with Resiliency

By Baptism, our weakness is buried in His death, and we are raised into a hope that cannot be put to shame.

Five Things the Church Wishes the Culture Understood

The church is not about you, your preferences or your tastes. The church is about Jesus.