FREE FREE FREE FREE Coming to Our Redeemer Saturday, July 9 7:00 pm The First Rosa The name of civil-rights champion Dr. Rosa Parks is well known to history. But there was another Rosa, “a black teacher with liberating dreams,” with an inspiring story of her own. See this compelling
The Lord be with you In classical Lutheran theology, the “Image of God” that humanity was created in is typically defined as original righteousness, holiness and blessedness. Other adjectives may be used, but this type of thinking is the essence. Therefore Adam and Eve were completely without sin, like God.
The Lord be with you Concordia Theological Quarterly is a peer reviewed journal that I receive. In the January/April 2015 issue (Volume 79; Number 1-2) is an article by Walter A. Maier III titled The Divine Presence within the Cloud (pages 79-102). This post is a review of that article.
The Lord be with you Helmut Thielichke (1908-1985) once wrote concerning the parable of the Prodigal Son: … Jesus, who tells this parable, is pointing to himself, between the lines and back of every word. If this were just anyone telling us this story of the good and kindly Father
Commemoration of The Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, AD 325 June 12 The Council of Nicaea in 325 was the first of the seven recognized ecumenical (world-wide) councils conduced by the church. The last of these councils was also held in Nicaea in the year 787. Each of these councils were
Feast of St. Barnabas, Apostle June 11 St. Barnabas was a Levite from Cyprus. He was, therefore, like Paul, a Jew of the Diaspora in contrast to the Palestinian Jews like Peter. A man of means, Barnabas sold some land and gave the proceeds to the early Christian community in
In all the mess of modern thoughtlessness, that still calls itself modern thought, there is perhaps nothing so stupendously stupid as the common saying, “Religion can never depend on minute disputes about doctrine.” It is like saying that life can never depend on minute disputes about medicine. The man who
The Lord be with you Today, the word “sin” has lost its power and awesome intensity. It’s used most frequently in the context of fattening desserts. Most people in daily conversation don’t talk much about individual sin. If they talk about human evil at all, that evil is most often
The Lord be with you Is there any difference in what Scriptures is trying to communicate when our Lord is referred to as “Jesus” or “Christ”? What is the meaning of the word “symbols” in verse one, often not translated? What does the word “angel” mean? What does the word
Monday after Pentecost 3 The Lord be with you In volume 79, number 1, of Concordia Theological Quarterly, that came out in 2015, is an article titled “Islam’s Future in America.” It was written by Adam S.Francisco who is Professor and Chair of the History and Political Thought Department at