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February 15, 2019
Social Media and Justification
Again, Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, the co-author with me of Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
February 14, 2019
Vocation, Technology, & Luther’s “Theology of Tools”
Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, the co-writer with me of Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
January 11, 2019
Psychologists on Vocation
Even secularists today are talking about the importance of having a sense of "calling"; that...
January 03, 2019
Luther and the Analogy of Being
I stumbled across an interesting account of a long-running debate between the Reformed neo-orthodox theologian...
December 24, 2018
Christmas Eve, St. Nicholas, & the Two Natures of Christ
For Advent we have been thinking through the Nicene Creed, a product of the Council...
December 17, 2018
Advent, St. Nicholas, & the Humanity of Christ
Continuing our series that began with Advent, St. Nicholas, & the Deity of Christ, reflections...
December 10, 2018
Advent, St. Nicholas, & the Deity of Christ
Pictured above is my favorite meme of the season (HT: Mary Moerbe). The...
December 03, 2018
Advent and the Problem of Evil
Fleming Rutledge reminds us that Advent is not primarily about the baby Jesus. Rather its...
November 28, 2018
The Growing Need for Exorcisms
Following up with our recent post on exorcism, The Atlantic--which is far from being a Christian or...
November 22, 2018
Thankfulness, Faith, & Vocation
Thanksgiving is the one national holiday that has an explicitly religious meaning. George Washington got...
November 20, 2018
The Lutheran Approach to Exorcism
In my blog post A Lutheran Take on Exorcism and the Demonic, I discussed the work...
November 16, 2018
Applying the Two Kingdoms on Capitol Hill
At the Rural and Small Town Ministries conference I attended, I got to hear from...
November 15, 2018
Michelle Obama says that she can "never forgive" Donald Trump for spreading doubt about her...
November 08, 2018
African Christianity & the Bible
The Church is growing so rapidly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America that by 2050...
November 01, 2018
From Confusion to Clarity about Christianity
Have you noticed when talking to non-Christians that often what they object to is...
October 31, 2018
Reformation Then and Now
The Church is discredited: plagued by corruption, including sex scandals. Trusting human leaders whose failures...
October 26, 2018
The Chapel of Contemporary Spirituality
When I was in Houston last week, my brother and I also visited the Rothko...
October 05, 2018
Lutheran Church of Australia Votes Down Women’s Ordination
The Lutheran Church of Australia at its triennial convention voted "no" on women's ordination. This...
October 02, 2018
Born Again & Born from Above
In the course of our excellent Bible study of Job--I never realized how evangelical, how...
September 25, 2018
The Middle Ages Were the Age of Reason; Ours Is the Age of Faith
I enjoy it when conventional wisdom gets turned upside down. A good example appeared in...
September 24, 2018
The Theology of Being “Pro-Choice”: Demanding the Attributes of God
God is a different kind of being than what we are. That should be obvious. ...
September 07, 2018
The Beliefs of Sexual-Abusive Priests
How could Catholic priests, leaders of a church with some of the highest standards of...
September 03, 2018
A Labor Day Meditation on Good Works, Vocation, & Our Neighbors
Happy Labor Day, a secular holiday which we here at the Cranach Institute are trying...
August 31, 2018
Luther’s Two Kingdoms as the Opposite of Augustine’s City of God
Luther's theology of culture, his doctrine of the Two Kingdoms, is often associated with or...
August 30, 2018
Australia Lutherans Debate Women’s Ordination
The Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) is debating the ordination of women to the pastoral...
August 29, 2018
The Two Natures of Christ in the Nicene Creed
Our Pastor (and son-in-law), Rev. Ned Moerbe, preached a sermon that taught me some things...
August 24, 2018
Lutheran Educational Resources, Reading Lists, & Free Stuff
Summer vacation is over! Back to School! Good old golden rule days! For some families,...
August 21, 2018
As an example of how the ongoing, wide-ranging Catholic sex scandal and its cover-up are...
August 17, 2018
Grand Jury Accuses 301 Priests of Child Sexual Abuse
A grand jury in Pittsburgh investigating just six Pennsylvania dioceses accused 301 Roman Catholic priests...
August 15, 2018
How Pervasive Is the Prosperity Gospel?
One of the most prominent heresies of contemporary Christianity is the prosperity gospel, which teaches...
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