What is Church? What is the essentials? How will COVID-19 precautions change our in-person gathering?
Martin Luther provided guidance in word and deed during the Black Plague... and his advice continues to resonate with truth for COVID 19.
Sin Boldly … It might not mean what you think...
FREEDOM!!! How should a Christian use their freedom?
"For faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example. I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God's Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the… Continue reading Lenten Meditation: The Word Sends
YouTube Video Transcript: Our texts this week came from Jeremiah 23. Where there is a contrast between the false prophet that speaks into the hopes and the dreams of the people. So they hear exactly what they want to hear. And the true prophet who speaks the light of God's truth into our dark world,… Continue reading You Want the Truth?
This is Reformation Sunday, which is historically the celebration of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Thesis to the Church door. In my experience, Reformation sermons have emphasized either the John text that “the truth will set you free”, Reformation history, or basking in Lutheran victory. Yet, basking in Lutheran victory might be rooted in a fairytale of… Continue reading Awaking the Sleeping Gaint