At times, the wicked seem to prosper. We’ve all seen it. And we’ve all had our doubts about whether or not and what God is doing about it, because the wicked shouldn’t prosper, right? But sometimes it seems like they do. Today, Jesus says to His disciples, but it’s important to note that “the Pharisees, […]
On this Sunday of the Church Year, the Eighth Sunday after Trinity, last year, I made the observation that there aren’t a lot of Gospel-sounding words in the Gospel lesson for today. I observed, last year, that the false doctrine from false prophets is like rat poison in that false doctrine doesn’t always seem like […]
I’m really excited about Lutheran theology. I don’t think that surprises anyone, but I’ve said in bible classes and sermons and conversations—and this may have surprised you—I’ve said that we, Lutherans faithful to the historic, Evangelical Lutheran Church, we actually have the Gospel. The implication, there, is that other church bodies may not. Today’s Gospel […]
Do you believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? Of course you do, because the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and you, a Christian, believe—to your blessed life everlasting—that Jesus is God and Lord. But what about the Mohammedans? The moslims? Do the Mohammedans […]
Why does God do what He does? Why does God allow what He allows? Has anyone had too much rain over the last few weeks? And then, of course, has anyone, anywhere had too little? Why? Simon Peter is a fisherman. He toiled all night and took nothing. That’s what he says. That’s how St. […]
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