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March 06, 2015
Childhood home of Jesus found?
An archaeologist may have discovered the house in Nazareth in which Jesus grew up. He...
March 03, 2015
Luther’s favorite Bible verses
You know those 76 red volumes of the collected works of Luther in English? Well,...
February 05, 2015
Writings of Jews in the Babylonian exile
Archaeologists have discovered and translated a trove of tablets from Iraq that were written by...
January 21, 2015
Gospel of Mark fragment from before 90 A.D.?
Researchers studying the paper used in the masks of Egyptian mummies have apparently discovered what...
January 15, 2015
The very model of a Biblical philologist
After the jump, Biblical scholarship by way of Gilbert & Sullivan's "I am the very...
January 14, 2015
If we found another epistle by St. Paul. . .
What if archaeologists discovered a parchment that turned out to be the missing letter to...
January 06, 2015
Discovery of the site of Jesus’ trial?
Archaeologists have found what they are identifying as Herod's palace in Jerusalem, which many scholars...
January 01, 2015
Make your predictions for 2015
Now it's time for you to make your predictions about what is going to happen...
December 23, 2014
Lessons And Carols
"Lessons and Carols" is a Christmas service consisting of nine Bible readings punctuated by the...
December 22, 2014
He will build you a House
We are on the road for Christmas, and we worshipped on the last Sunday of...
November 20, 2014
Legalism vs. Antinomianism vs. knowing the Master
Last Sunday our pastor preached on the dangers of falling into either of the two...
November 07, 2014
Scripture alone vs. Scripture by ourselves
Canadian Lutheran Mathew Block discusses the study that shows how common ancient heresies are among...
November 05, 2014
Blessed vs. Successful
If only the Kansas City Royals would have hit it out of the park as...
October 15, 2014
Invitation to the Feast
The New Testament reading for last Sunday was the parable about the king's invitations to...
October 13, 2014
1,000 Bible translations on your phone
In church, when you seem people staring at their smart phones, they aren't necessarily texting,...
August 19, 2014
When life contradicts God’s Word
Last Sunday, the sermon was about that puzzling passage in which Jesus seems at first...
August 07, 2014
Being practical vs. having compassion
Last Sunday's sermon was a great take on the feeding of the five thousand. Pastor...
August 06, 2014
You are the pearl of great price
Two Sundays ago, the sermon was on these parables from Matthew 13: 44 “The kingdom...
June 25, 2014
Freedom vs. slavery
In church last Sunday, Pastor Douthwaite's sermon dealt with the question St. Paul raises, Are...
June 18, 2014
Text and context on women’s ordination
The Australian theologian and Bible scholar John Kleinig said that women's ordination used to not...
June 12, 2014
Why was Judas in charge of the money?
Judas, according to John 12:6, was a thief, and Jesus knew everything he was up...
June 11, 2014
Imagination & the Christian life
Mathew Block concludes his interview by asking me about what Christians can do to cultivate...
June 05, 2014
The apostolic loser
Last Sunday, our pastor preached on the text about the apostles' lottery for who would...
June 05, 2014
How God uses the imagination
More from my interview with Mathew Block, who asks how God uses our human imaginations...
May 21, 2014
What the LCMS believes about the Bible
We blogged about the Brief Statement of the Doctrinal Position of the LCMS. President Harrison...
April 22, 2014
“With fear and great joy”
When the Angel of the empty tomb appeared to the Roman guards, those courageous battle-hardened...
April 15, 2014
What the Bible is all about
On Sunday we read the entire Passion narrative from Matthew 26-27. Read what our pastor...
April 10, 2014
Six trends about Bible reading
The American Bible Society has partnered with the Barna polling organization to study trends in...
April 09, 2014
Bible reading in the digital age
In answer to my question about how reading conditioned by the internet might affect the...
April 07, 2014
The movie vs. the flannelboard
We saw the movie Noah. It had some good cinematic touches (such as the imagery...
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