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November 04, 2016
“See the place where they laid Him”
We blogged about the excavation of what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus...
November 03, 2016
How can God love the world?
We often speak of God's presence in vocation, of His providential "providing" for His creation,...
October 31, 2016
The Reformation as a restoration of catholicity
Even some Protestants are saying that we shouldn't celebrate Reformation Day. Why celebrate the breakup...
October 28, 2016
Excavating the empty tomb
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is traditionally considered to be the site...
September 07, 2016
This incarnate and human God
When we think of God, we often think of Him as a transcendent being, far...
August 01, 2016
He is the priest, He is the Samaritan, He is the robber
A few weeks ago, our pastor (and son-in-law) was preaching about the parable of the...
July 28, 2016
Traditional sexual ethics vs. Christian morality
I happened upon a book by a former student of mine, Matthew Rueger, now a...
June 27, 2016
Exposing the forgery about Jesus’s wife
The Atlantic has published a piece of investigative journalism on the source of the manuscript fragment that has...
June 10, 2016
Sequel to “The Passion of the Christ”
Mel Gibson is reportedly planning a sequel to his film "The Passion of the Christ," focusing...
May 12, 2016
Deleting “He descended into Hell” from the Apostles’ Creed
I have learned that there is a movement to delete the line about Christ descending...
May 05, 2016
The political implications of Ascension Day
Ascension Day, May 5, commemorating Christ's taking His place in the Godhead at the right...
April 28, 2016
“My identity is founded in who I am in Christ”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, recently learned...
April 22, 2016
An Islamist’s vision of Jesus
We have been blogging about Muslims converting to Christianity, often because they have had a...
April 08, 2016
“Is God Dead?” 50 years–and 439 years–later
This month 50 years ago, in 1966, Time Magazine featured its cover-story entitled "Is God...
April 07, 2016
The Resurrection as the Christian word for defiance
Remember that it's still Easter! The pastor of an inner city London church in a rough,...
April 04, 2016
The 49 days of Easter
The somber season of Lent seems to last forever (40 days, not counting the six...
March 27, 2016
“Can there be any day but this?”
Easterby George Herbert RISE heart ; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise Without...
March 26, 2016
United with him in a death and resurrection like his
The son of a dear couple in our church died suddenly. He was 34. His...
March 25, 2016
Today is Good Friday AND Annunciation
The reader and commenter known only as ngb informed me of today's special conjunction: In...
March 25, 2016
“Was ever grief like mine?”
Read George Herbert's "The Sacrifice," a poem from the perspective of Christ on the Cross,...
March 24, 2016
“Which my God feel as blood; but I, as wine”
Today is Maundy Thursday, arguably the climax of our Lord's earthly ministry, the day He...
March 21, 2016
The myth of Easter’s pagan origins
As Holy Week gets underway, we once again need to remind the world that Easter...
March 17, 2016
An object lesson for St. Patrick’s Day
Today is St. Patrick's Day, a time to commemorate the former slave who escaped his...
March 14, 2016
Muslims turning to Christ in Denmark
As we've blogged about, large numbers of Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity. (Read Uwe...
February 22, 2016
A Copt responds, on their not being Monophysites
I recently posted about the Lutheran video tribute to the 21 Coptic Martyrs of Libya,...
February 18, 2016
Christ drains the cup
Read this remarkable meditation from Chad Bird on those times of suffering when God seems...
February 17, 2016
Lutheran tribute to the 21 Coptic Martyrs
A year ago this week, ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. I'm pleased that...
February 15, 2016
A fine video on “What Is Lent?”
More good stuff from Concordia Publishing House. Thanks to Bruce Kintz, via Face Book.
February 10, 2016
“Why We Don’t Do Ashes on Ash Wednesday”
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I love the rite of the imposition...
January 28, 2016
Muslims dreaming about Jesus
A recurring theme in the Muslims's conversions to Christianity, as documented by Uwe Siemon-Netto, is...
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