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September 11, 2017
Virtue Ethics and the Christian Life
Given that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone,...
September 28, 2016
Don’t give them the Gospel?
We often assume that if we could only find the right way to reach those...
August 17, 2016
Morality as politics
The Pew Research Center has conducted a study finding that 64% of church goers heard...
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...
September 23, 2014
Caution: Intense Law & intense Gospel
Sunday was the commemoration of St. Matthew. In the Gospel lesson, Matthew tells about how...
August 28, 2014
Evangelizing the condemned Nazis
Last year almost to the day we blogged about Rev. Henry Gerecke, the LCMS military...
August 26, 2014
We often hear references to Bonhoeffer's term "cheap grace." In an essay defending Christians who...
August 19, 2014
When life contradicts God’s Word
Last Sunday, the sermon was about that puzzling passage in which Jesus seems at first...
June 07, 2014
Pentecost as holiday of Law and Gospel
For the Jews in Jesus' time and today, Pentecost was a celebration of Moses receiving...
June 02, 2014
Moralism of the right & moralism of the left
United Methodists are considering whether or not to have an amicable split, so as to...
May 28, 2014
Tullian Tchividjian expelled for crypto-Lutheranism?
Tullian Tchividjian, the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian and the grandson of Billy Graham, was...
May 27, 2014
Law and Gospel in a short fairy tale
Will McDavid at Mockingbird quotes “The Ungrateful Son,” an extremely short fairy tale from the...
February 24, 2014
“Scare the living daylights out of nonbelievers”
Final: The Rapture is another end times movie. It's billed as a "Christian horror movie." ...
February 19, 2014
Create in me a clean heart
Last Sunday, Pastor Douthwaite riffed on the hearts of Valentine's Day and on the sins...
October 29, 2013
“We are beggars; this is true”
The Reformation can be summed up in six words, according to our pastor in his...
October 22, 2013
What Legalism & Licentiousness have in common
An objection being made to Tullian Tchividjian's op-ed piece in the Washington Post that we...
October 09, 2013
‘”We have only done what was our duty”
The Gospel reading for last Sunday was the parable that makes perfectly clear why we...
September 12, 2013
You cannot be be my disciple
We had a powerful sermon last Sunday on one of those "difficult" passages of Scripture,...
May 03, 2013
“Radical,” “missional” Christianity as the new legalism
The esteemed Anthony Bradley describes a "new legalism" stemming from the vogue of so-called "radical"...
May 01, 2013
“Lutherans Know Something We Don’t Know”
In the appreciation-for-Lutheranism-by-non-Lutherans department, here is a post by Cap Stewart at Happier Far. It...
January 22, 2013
Your God shall rejoice over you
Our church celebrated Sanctity of Life Sunday. After making a no-holds- barred attack on the...
January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong in Oprah’s confessional
We Lutherans believe in confession and absolution. That happens in every Divine Service, and, when...
October 09, 2012
Legalism is worse than liberalism
More on how Christians from all traditions are discovering Luther's distinction between Law and Gospel. ...
September 05, 2012
Our sermon for last Sunday was based on Mark 7:14-23, in which Jesus says that...
July 16, 2012
John the Baptist and us
We had another great sermon from Pastor Douthwaite on the death of John the Baptist...
July 10, 2012
Exodus president now doubts cure for being gay
Exodus International has been the preeminent Christian ministry to gays. A major emphasis of that...
June 20, 2012
The Law in the life of Christians
As promised yesterday, here is Jono Linebaugh discussing the role of the Law in the...
June 19, 2012
God’s conditional and His unconditional Words
More in our continuing series on non-Lutherans discovering Lutheran theology (while many Lutherans throw it...
June 18, 2012
A key named “Promise”
Matthew Block, editor of the Canadian Lutheran, makes good use of classic literature to demonstrate...
June 08, 2012
Not knowing if you are a Christian
Picking up on some earlier discussion, I came across this list of ways that a...
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