April 12, 2021

A major business leader is bullish about the American economy in the short term, but he has big concerns about the future of the country. Our increasing distrust in institutions can be a herald of national decline. Luther’s doctrines of the estates and of vocation can help us see the proper role of social institutions, as well as their limits. Read more

April 9, 2021

Mark Mitchell connects the dots between the loss of God and the current collapse of higher education, as the quest for truth grounded in the Logos gave way to the quest for power. Read more

April 8, 2021

Media bias slants the news in favor of a particular political perspective.  But the American press is now going far beyond that, to the point of publishing out-and-out disinformation. That term comes from Soviet propaganda agencies, which our free press seems to be emulating. Read more

April 7, 2021

In 1996, Bill Clinton proclaimed that “the era of big government is over.” He was building on a bipartisan consensus that free markets are more efficient and effective than government-driven economies. But now, with Joe Biden, the era of big government is back. This is evident in his infrastructure plan, along with other of his massive spending initiatives. Read more

April 6, 2021

Trillions for COVID stimulus, more trillions for infrastructure, more trillions for health care and education. . . .There are now no constraints to government spending, which now approaches the value of the entire economy. We are entering uncharted territory, and the consequences could be dire. Read more

April 5, 2021

As evangelicalism and its theology are floundering, a path forward can be found in the thought of Martin Luther, as some evangelicals are discovering. Read more

April 4, 2021

If you are baptized, you can answer the questions of that great old spiritual, “Yes, I was there when they crucified my Lord,” and “Yes, I was there when God raised Him from the tomb.” So says Colossians 2: 8-15 and Romans 6: 3-11. Read more

April 2, 2021

Crucifixion was a gruesome, shameful form of execution.  Two drawings of crucifixions from ancient Rome make that very clear and underscore the price that our Lord was willing to pay for our redemption. Read more

April 1, 2021

St. Romanos the Melodist may be the first great Christian poet, but most of us in the English-speaking world have never heard of him. A new translation, though, shows his power as a hymn writer. And his take on the Prodigal Son makes for a profound Maundy Thursday devotion. Read more

March 31, 2021

In the medieval church, priests and bishops often wore precious jewels and lavish vestments embroidered with gold.  In today’s megachurches, pastors are often sporting designer clothes and $5000 sneakers. Read more

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