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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 20, 2017
I wanted to title our new book "Metachurch." Get it? Not "megachurch" but "metachurch," one...
October 19, 2017
The Christianophobia of the Rich
Hostility against Christians among the general public has not increased over the last three decades....
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 17, 2017
Pastors’ Housing Allowance Tax Break Overturned
The tax break given to pastors for their housing allowance has been thrown out by...
October 16, 2017
How Luther Challenges Protestants
Martin Luther challenged and continues to challenge Roman Catholic theology in some profound ways. But...
October 12, 2017
Quotations From Our New Book
More shameless promotion of my new book with Trevor Sutton, Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
October 11, 2017
Our “Astonishing,” “Scintillating, “Daring” Book
I was amazed by the endorsements of the book that Trevor Sutton and I have just...
October 10, 2017
Our New Book on Lutheranism and the Postmodern Condition
The book that I wrote with Trevor Sutton releases today. It's called Authentic Christianity: How...
October 10, 2017
Tebow the Missionary Kid & Kaepernick the Lutheran Confirmand
These two kneeling football players represent two strains of Christianity in America.
October 06, 2017
Appreciating Your Pastor
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and this Sunday, October 8, is Pastor Appreciation Day. I...
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 26, 2017
Conservatives formally accuse Pope of heresy–including Lutheranism!
Sixty-two conservative Catholic theologians, priests, and academics have served Pope Francis with a formal document...
September 22, 2017
On the Threshold: Religious Liminals
Religion surveys ask you to check a box that describes your religious beliefs. But that...
September 22, 2017
The Prosperity Gospel vs. the Theology of the Cross
Lutheran theology is pretty much the opposite of the Prosperity Gospel.
September 20, 2017
The Number of Congregations Is Growing
Contrary to the narratives of religious decline in America, a new study has found that...
September 19, 2017
The landscape of contemporary Christianity now includes groups of Christians who get together in each...
September 18, 2017
A Reformation best-seller to read and give away
Luther's Small Catechism is a marvel of clarity, depth, and spiritual insight. Used for centuries to...
September 15, 2017
A Unified Protestant Confession?
The Reformation, whose 500th anniversary is next month, had as its purpose the reformation of...
September 14, 2017
Tetzel on 7 Years in Purgatory for Every Sin
I came across a sermon from Johann Tetzel, the indulgence peddler who provoked Luther's 95...
September 13, 2017
Most Hurricane Relief Is Faith-based
Hurricane Irma has dissipated after killing 12 Americans and doing about $50 billion worth of...
September 12, 2017
The Problem Isn’t “Too Much Gospel”
Some churches that seem to go easy on moral issues are accused of preaching "too...
September 08, 2017
Secularization Comes From Sex
Cohabiting couples tend to stay away from church. So do others engaged in sexual practices...
September 06, 2017
Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics on Salvation
Over half of American Protestants (52%) believe that salvation--that is to say, getting into Heaven--requires...
September 05, 2017
The infallibility of Pope Francis
Now that the Roman Catholic Church has a relatively liberal pontiff, we are seeing some...
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,...
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