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September 19, 2017
A Biblical text for our time
Here is a text from Scripture for those afflicted by or afraid of storms (as yet...
September 13, 2017
The Natural Virtues, the Theological Virtues, & the Commandments
In thinking about "virtue ethics" and the Christian life, it is important not to...
September 11, 2017
Virtue Ethics and the Christian Life
Given that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone,...
September 04, 2017
Vocation quotes from Luther for Labor Day
Labor Day is a good day for Christians to celebrate Vocation. That is, the teaching...
August 07, 2017
Loneliness is greater threat to health than obesity
A study has found that social isolation is a greater threat to public health than obesity....
July 19, 2017
A confessional text on marriage, natural law & human law
Since Lutherans believe that marriage is a civil ordinance rather than a sacrament (though still...
July 14, 2017
Misunderstanding the cultural influence of the Reformation
The cultural influence of the Reformation is getting lots of attention on this 500th anniversary...
June 28, 2017
Marriage Is a Civil Matter, Not a Church Power
Lutherans particularly cannot "leave the government out of marriage." Their confessions and theology don't let...
May 23, 2017
The cup for the laity
The communion practice of the Roman Catholic Church, up until Vatican II, was for the...
May 15, 2017
Assault on pro-life doctors
The Hippocratic Oath specifically forbids physicians from committing abortion or euthanasia. So that oath isn't used...
April 26, 2017
A Lutheran Catholic and vocation
Our hosts here in Finland arranged a city tour of Helsinki with Emil Anton. As...
March 13, 2017
LCMS judge is censured for following her church
We blogged about (here, here, and here) the case of Judge Ruth Neely, a municipal...
February 24, 2017
In praise of the American farmer
American agriculture has virtually eliminated world hunger. And American farmers preside over an industry that has...
February 15, 2017
Run it like a business?
President Trump is reported to be understandably frustrated that the government can't be run like a business....
February 06, 2017
Pastors have happier marriages, stronger families than usual
Barna Research has published a new study on the problems, challenges, and personal life of...
February 02, 2017
The Superbowl and vocation
The Superbowl is this weekend, time for the obligatory polls about whether or not God...
January 20, 2017
Moving day at the White House
The White House staff has five hours to move out the former president and his family,...
January 16, 2017
The world’s favorite Bible verses
Do you have the Bible app YouVersion on your phone? Over 255 million people from...
January 11, 2017
More misunderstanding of vocation
Frederich Buechner is a novelist and writer that I really appreciate, but his definition of...
January 11, 2017
Actors vs. Trump
Meryl Streep took the occasion of her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes to...
January 03, 2017
Martin Scorsese on vocation
Renowned film director Martin Scorsese talks about vocation in a recent interview. He didn't make...
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 07, 2016
Vocation in Hacksaw Ridge
Notice how many movies are about vocation. For example, consider Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson's movie...
November 17, 2016
The Two Cities vs. the Two Kingdoms
It's common to associate Augustine's Two Cities with Luther's Two Kingdoms. But they are really...
November 16, 2016
A Lutheran critique of Escondido theology
Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California, has some impressive theologians--Michael Horton, David Van Drunen, and other...
November 15, 2016
The curses on vocation
Picking up from yesterday's post, something else I learned from Jordan Cooper's presentation on the...
November 14, 2016
Vocation as the foundation of culture
I learned some things at the Two Kingdoms conference I spoke at, sponsored by Jordan...
October 07, 2016
Men who won’t work
Nearly a third of American men aren't working. These include the unemployed, men who can't...
September 28, 2016
Family Vocation, revisted
It's very gratifying for a writer to hear from a reader who "gets" what the...
September 27, 2016
Death of a vocation warrior
I've been in Texas quite a bit this summer and was introduced to the HEB...
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