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April 12, 2018
“Beyond Anything I’ve Seen Before from Modern Lutheran Writers”: A Review of Our New Book
I hate promoting myself, but I have to share with you this review of my...
April 11, 2018
How Can Churches Retain Their Youth?
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has sponsored two research projects on the retention of young...
April 09, 2018
Not the Empty Tomb, but the Risen Christ
The true sign of the Resurrection is not the Empty Tomb, as we often say. ...
April 03, 2018
Ignorance about Christianity
It isn't just that so many people today don't believe in Christianity. Often, they don't...
April 02, 2018
Good Advice vs. Good News
The essence of Christianity is not good advice, but good news. And there is a...
April 02, 2018
The Pope, Hell, & the Papacy
An Italian journalist has quoted Pope Francis as saying "there is no hell," a statement...
April 01, 2018
Christ Is Risen!
I love this painting of the Resurrection by Lucas Cranach the Younger (the son...
March 30, 2018
Our Power Struggle with God
I just got back from our Good Friday service. Here in Australia we're a day...
March 30, 2018
The First Image of Christ on the Cross: The Staurogram
Just as some liberal Bible scholars have claimed that belief in Christ's divinity "evolved" over...
March 26, 2018
When Christ’s Work Comes Together “For Us”
Our new granddaughter, Hannah Grace Hensley, was baptized on Palm Sunday. Now comes Holy Week. ...
March 22, 2018
Marriage, Living Together, Divorce Statistics–by Denomination
The Pew Research Center has released a study of marital status in U.S. religious groups. It...
March 21, 2018
“Only Let Me Get to Jesus Christ!”
In his sermon last Sunday, here in Australia, Pastor Pfeiffer quoted some fascinating words from...
March 20, 2018
Secularism or Liberal Religion?
Having spent time lately in the "happiest" countries that are also allegedly among the least...
March 14, 2018
Why The Protestant Bible Has Fewer Books than the Catholic Bible
If a Protestant Christians gets into a discussion with a Roman Catholic and brings up...
March 14, 2018
Why Christians Support Trump
Michael Gerson, an evangelical Christian who was formerly George W. Bush's speechwriter, has written a...
March 09, 2018
Cleansing the Temples
The Gospel reading for last Sunday was about Jesus cleansing the Temple. The sermon we...
March 06, 2018
Extremely Early Testimonies to the Deity of Christ
The conventional wisdom among liberal theologians and higher critics of the Bible is that the...
March 02, 2018
Church Members Who Believe in Abortion, by Denomination
Lots of church members believe in abortion. That's understandable, I suppose, since lots of churches...
March 01, 2018
The Pope’s Efforts to Reverse Birth Control Ban
It appears that Pope Francis is trying to reverse the Catholic Church's unpopular and widely-ignored...
February 23, 2018
When Christians Change Churches, Where Do They Go?
One out of six American Christians changed religious affiliation over a four year period. Where...
February 22, 2018
Graham’s Passing as the End of an Era
In addition to being the supreme evangelist, Billy Graham did much to establish evangelicalism as...
February 20, 2018
The Two Kingdoms Doctrine Does Not Mean Moral Relativism
Some evangelicals and other conservative Christians who support President Trump no matter what he says...
February 16, 2018
Culture Against Christ
Yesterday's post about how the culture is the biggest obstacle to religious freedom reminded me...
February 15, 2018
Cultural Pressure vs. Religious Liberty
The main threat to religious liberty today is not the government. Rather, it is the...
February 14, 2018
George Herbert’s Poems as Lenten Devotions
J. R. Arner, back in 1994, put together a daily devotional series for Lent that...
February 12, 2018
Yesterday was the last and climactic Sunday of Epiphany, in which we contemplate the ultimate...
February 06, 2018
Pope Sells Out Persecuted Catholics to Communists?
In effect, the Pope is unifying the Catholic church in China by granting authority to...
February 05, 2018
Why Don’t Churches Try to Reach the Biggest Demographic of the Unchurched?
My granddaughter invited a friend to church yesterday. She was nine years old and she...
January 31, 2018
Catholic Exorcism Resources Are Now Available in English
The Roman Catholic Church has developed a specialty in the exorcism of demons. Though this...
January 25, 2018
How Should Churches Respond to the New Findings about American Religion?
In our recent post "Only Moderate Religion Is On the Decline," we reported on new research...
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