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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...
April 13, 2017
Eating, sacrifice, and the Gospel
When a thale cress plant is being eaten by a caterpillar, it responds by sending...
April 10, 2017
The Jewish argument for “closed” Passover meals
Many churches during Holy Week hold a "Seder" meal, a version of the Jewish Passover...
April 07, 2017
Martin Luther as inventor of freedom
Lutherans aren't the only ones celebrating the 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of the 95...
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 08, 2017
Converts to “religion of freedom” are boosting church attendance in Europe
The Muslim immigrants converting to Christianity are having a noticeable effect on church growth and church...
March 01, 2017
Mortification of the flesh
Lent has traditionally been a time to practice "mortification of the flesh." That's another concept...
February 16, 2017
A new approach to evangelism
The traditional approach to evangelism, according to Ed Stetzer of Christianity Today, has started with presenting...
January 06, 2017
Contrary to the "prosperity gospel" and other theologies of glory, negative experiences can also have...
January 06, 2017
Have an Epiphany!
Definition of epiphany capitalized : January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of...
January 02, 2017
The Eighth Day
The Gospel reading for yesterday, commemorating the Circumcision and Name of Jesus, was Luke 2:21,...
January 02, 2017
Top 5 heresies of 2016
499 years after the Reformation, 1691 years after the Council of Nicaea, theological disputes and...
December 31, 2016
The Name of Jesus
"And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus,...
December 27, 2016
What you do to your neighbor you do to Christ
It still being Christmas--there are twelve days of it, remember--we can still contemplate the inexhaustible topic...
December 26, 2016
“The darkness didn’t comprehend it”
I do not agree with N. T. Wright on "the new perspective on Paul," but he...
December 24, 2016
“The light shines in the darkness”
How fitting that we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ around the time of the...
December 21, 2016
Theological music for Christmas
Ken Myers has written a wonderful post on Christmas music, emphasizing particularly how it is sung...
December 20, 2016
Mary and the divine inversion
In discussing why the Virgin Birth of Christ is important, James A. Rogers (Texas A&M...
December 19, 2016
Cancelling church on Christmas
Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. So once again, many congregations are CANCELLING SERVICES!...
December 12, 2016
“Even if they are fools, they shall not go astray”
More prophecies of the coming of Christ for our Advent contemplation: Isaiah 35, yesterday's Old...
December 07, 2016
Red Letter Christians
Tony Campolo and some other liberal evangelicals have started a movement they call "Red Letter...
December 06, 2016
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Another remarkable prophecy of Christ in the Old Testament (the study of which is a...
December 02, 2016
“They have pierced my hands and feet”
As we contemplate the prophecies of Christ for Advent, we should turn to perhaps the...
November 29, 2016
“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”
Studying the prophecies of Christ in the Old Testament during Advent is a good exercise....
November 28, 2016
Happy New Year! That is to say, Happy Advent, the beginning of the new church...
November 21, 2016
Christ the King
Hispanic martyrs put before the firing squads by socialist dictators would call out as their last...
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