Luther on Good Works

Martin Luther, commenting on Galatians 5:14, wrote: Therefore the apostle admonishes Christians seriously, after they have heard and accepted the pure doctrine about faith, to practice genuine works as well. For in the justified there remain remnants of sin, which deter and dissuade them both from faith and from truly

Continue reading

Wine Into Water – book review

Book: Wine Into Water: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel By: Ray Keating 275 pages Paperback Wine into Water is the sixth Pastor Stephen Grant novel pinned by Ray Keating. Along with Grant, many of the characters that have appeared in earlier novels return, including clergy friends, old associates from Grant’s

Continue reading

Commemoration of J.K. Wilhelm Loehe, Pastor

Commemoration of J.K. Wilhelm Loehe, Pastor Ninth Day of Christmas January 2 The Lord be with you On the liturgical calendars used in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, today is set aside to remember Wilhelm Loehe. Although he never left Germany, Johann Konrad Wilhelm Loehe, born in Fuerth in

Continue reading

The Circumcision and Name of Jesus

The Circumcision and Name of Jesus The Eighth Day of Christmas January 1 (New Years Day) The Lord be with you For those who use the Gregorian calendar (all “western” countries that I know of) today marks the beginning of a new year. However, in reference to the Church Year,

Continue reading