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November 15, 2017
Only Christians Can Be Atheists and Only Atheists Can Be Christians?
Ernst Bloch was a Marxist--indeed, a Stalinist--who believed that Christianity is the inspiration for the...
October 26, 2017
Eyewitnesses to Jesus: The Testimony of Papias
Scot McKnight points us to a quotation from Papias, a first century Christian, who tells...
October 25, 2017
Higher Criticism, Darwinism, & the Loss of Western Culture
Western civilization seems to be committing suicide. What else to call it when a culture...
October 23, 2017
Liturgy in the Bible/The Bible in the Liturgy
Contrary to what some people say, there is liturgy in the Bible. Moreover, the Bible...
October 18, 2017
The New Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism
Concordia Publishing House has just released Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition. This updates the...
October 16, 2017
How Luther Challenges Protestants
Martin Luther challenged and continues to challenge Roman Catholic theology in some profound ways. But...
October 02, 2017
Was the Gospel Preached to Make the Roman Empire Great Again?
Christians are citizens in the kingdoms--or republics--of this world. Christians are also citizens of the...
September 19, 2017
A Biblical text for our time
Here is a text from Scripture for those afflicted by or afraid of storms (as yet...
September 01, 2017
St. Augustine, et al., on the Inerrancy of Scripture
Critics of the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture often portray it as a novel...
September 01, 2017
My Book on Luther is Back
About 12 years ago, I wrote a little book on Martin Luther. I was asked...
August 31, 2017
The Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality
Is this a "catholic" document, in the sense that all conservative Christians can sign it,...
August 30, 2017
White Nationalists’ Hostility to Christianity
White nationalists tend to be opposed to Christianity.
August 21, 2017
Does the eclipse mean anything?
We are having a good time in Australia, but I greatly regret having to miss the...
August 08, 2017
More Biblical illiteracy from the media
A study of DNA from modern Lebanon found that its population is descended from the...
June 23, 2017
Von Uhde’s “Let the Little Children Come to Me”
More from Fritz von Uhde, the 19th century Lutheran artist we've been discussing. This one,...
May 30, 2017
Guilt and shame
There is guilt, the inner torment that comes from doing what is wrong. And there...
May 25, 2017
“Now He Is Very Near”
Some people think that Christ’s ascension into Heaven means that He is no longer with...
April 14, 2017
The day that God suffered and died
A powerful Good Friday devotion would be to read Article VIII of the Formula of Concord:...
April 14, 2017
Light, darkness, & the Cross
S. J. Masson, a new Patheos blogger at Hawkeye, has written a wide-ranging, thought-provoking post that...
March 29, 2017
Praying the Catechism
Many Christians have problems praying. Our minds wander; we run through our wants and needs; we...
March 27, 2017
Holy Sepulchre needs more repair or it might collapse
Restoration work on the shrine built around the likely spot of Christ's tomb has been...
March 21, 2017
Work on Jesus’ burial site completed
We blogged about the excavation and renovation of Jesus' tomb at our post "See the...
March 14, 2017
Saying Christ is the only way to God is “abusive and criminal”?
Two British street preachers were arrested for publicly reading the Bible, particularly the parts about...
March 06, 2017
A new Bible translation from Lutherans
I recently blogged about the new Bible translation, the Christian Standard Bible. I didn't realize...
March 03, 2017
A new Bible translation
A new Bible translation has been published: The Christian Standard Bible. This is a thorough...
March 01, 2017
Mortification of the flesh
Lent has traditionally been a time to practice "mortification of the flesh." That's another concept...
February 09, 2017
Another Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered
Archeologists have discovered a 12th cave that once held Dead Sea scrolls, ancient Biblical and...
January 25, 2017
Both sides of our political divide are accusing the other of spreading "fake news." Rev....
January 20, 2017
Donald Trump in Bible prophecy?
Many End Times preachers are saying that the rise of Donald Trump was prophesied in the...
January 16, 2017
The world’s favorite Bible verses
Do you have the Bible app YouVersion on your phone? Over 255 million people from...
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