Did Jesus Really Exist?

Did Jesus Really Exist? By Paul L. Maier, The Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History, Western Michigan University “No, he didn’t!” some skeptics claim, thinking that this is a quick, powerful lever with which to pry people away from “the fable of Christianity.” But the lever crumbles at its

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The Problems of Inerrancy – a review

In the January 1977 (volume 41, number 1) issue of Concordia Theological Quarterly, a five-page article by David P. Scaer was published titled: The Problems of Inerrancy and Historicity in Connection with Genesis 1-3. (Click on the link at the bottom of this post to read the article for yourself.)

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Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Commemoration of Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr August 10 The Lord be with you Today we remember Lawrence, who was the chief deacon of the Church at Rome, being in charge of administering the church budget, particularly with regard to the care of the poor, and a martyr. The year 258

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Revelation 1:16b-20

The Lord be with you Below is the latest Revelation class. It begins with the last phrase in 1:16 and continues through to the end of the chapter. That last phrase speaks of Jesus, as he appeared to John while on Patmos, as having a countenance as bright as a

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A 4th Century Hymn

Eternal builder of the skies, Dread ruler of the night and day, With glories thou has blessed our eyes, To drive the stain of pride away. O Jesus, guard thy wandering sheep From thy sweet fold ne’er more to stray; Our feeble steps from danger keep, And fear shall melt

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Fear and Love God

The Lord be with you Martin Luther’s Small Catechism follows each of the Ten Commandments with the question, “What does this mean?” The answers all begin with, “We should fear and love God …” except the answer to the First Commandment which says “We should fear, love and trust God

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In Christ All Things Hold Together – a review

In Christ All Things Hold Together The Intersection of Science & Christian Theology A Report of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod February 2015 139 pages In 2015, the CTCR issued a report titled “In Christ All Things Hold Together: The Intersection of Science

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God in Everyday Events

The Lord be with you The other day I was reading the account in 1 Samuel 25 where David planned a rash act against a fool named Nabal but was dissuaded by a wise woman named Abigail. (David eventually marries Abigail.) What caught my attention was David’s description of his

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