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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 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 13, 2018
The Lutheran artist, Carl Bloch
In looking for an illustration to go with yesterday's post Transfigured, I came across a...
February 12, 2018
Yesterday was the last and climactic Sunday of Epiphany, in which we contemplate the ultimate...
February 07, 2018
Coveting as the Root of the Other Sins
The Jewish scholar Leonard Greenspoon of Creighton University (a Catholic institution) explores the concept of "coveting" in...
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 01, 2018
The Sequel to “The Passion of the Christ”
The challenge will be in turning the Resurrection appearances of our Lord into a story....
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 29, 2018
George Lindbeck has died at the age of 94. The Lutheran (ELCA) theologian and...
January 19, 2018
An Interview About Our New Book
The Concordia Publishing House blog has posted an interview with Rev. Trevor Sutton and me...
January 15, 2018
Visiting Churches When I Was Seven
Was my response an indication that I would eventually leave the bland, liberal mainline Protestantism...
January 12, 2018
“The Church of Tomorrow” Is For Sale
The church had no creeds. You could believe whatever you wanted! Surely that's a formula...
January 11, 2018
The Protestant Reformation & the Protestant Revolution
Yesterday's post on the Reformation of America, made me realize that the distinction between revolution...
January 09, 2018
The phenomenon is real, though I worry that it will be used as a club...
January 08, 2018
The Old Testament Tithe for Celebration
We are studying Deuteronomy in our Bible class at church, and, somewhat to my surprise,...
January 05, 2018
Luther on Epiphany and Vocation
Today is the 12th and last day of Christmas. (Happy drummers drumming day!) Tomorrow is...
January 02, 2018
More Reasons to Believe in the Virgin Birth
There are people who profess to be Christians who nevertheless don't believe that Jesus was...
December 26, 2017
Why the Word Became Flesh
You want to read a good Christmas book? You can't do better than the one...
December 21, 2017
Luther on Music, Art, & Aesthetic Pleasure
In my previous posts on Mark Mattes’s new book Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty, we first...
December 14, 2017
Mary, the Mother of God
Roman Catholics venerate Mary, the mother of Jesus, with many titles: Queen of Heaven (the notion that...
December 13, 2017
On the Pope’s Desire to Change the Wording of the Lord’s Prayer
Should we start with the teaching we want to convey and then devise a translation...
December 12, 2017
Trump Moves U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and so Fulfills Bible Prophecy?
President Trump's announcement that he will move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...
December 08, 2017
Man Wants to Be God; God Wanted to Be Man
How different from us is God! How different in His thinking, His desires, and His...
December 07, 2017
Is This Still Christianity?
At what point does a religious expression cease to be Christian altogether?
December 06, 2017
Because God Is Merciful
Before we retired a couple of years ago and moved to Oklahoma, we attended St....
December 05, 2017
God Acts for Those Who Wait for Him
Why doesn’t God do something about all the evil in the world? The Bible says...
November 29, 2017
Luther on Matter, the Senses, & Emotions
In our last post on Mark Mattes's new book Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty, we...
November 22, 2017
Luther’s Theology of Beauty
During this Reformation quincentenary anniversary, Martin Luther has been credited and blamed for all...
November 20, 2017
The Church of Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Theology
This is a textbook example of idolatry.
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