D o you remember the slang term, reality check? It's a reminder from a friend when one's thinking is distorted. As the current political drama beats down on all of us, this hymn can serve as a welcome balm and pull us back into a Biblical way of thinking. Kings and queens rise and fall, [...]
L ast night someone in a Bible Study was curious about this verse from First Corinthians: For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to [...]
U sing a commentary along with your Bible reading forces you to slow down. I've been reading a masterful verse by verse exposition of Matthew written by the twentieth-century theologian Richard Lenski. Lenski presents the Gospel of Matthew as intended for a Jewish audience which knows the Law and the Prophets and is actively waiting [...]
Worth watching. From the Moody Institute of Science and taken from the post "Lack of curiosity Lack of energy" on Ichabod.
A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify, A never-dying soul to save, And fit it for the sky;
N ot only on this account but also to afford saddened consciences dependable and reliable comfort and to give due honor to the merit of Christ and the grace of God, Scripture teaches that the righteousness of faith before God consists solely in a gracious reconciliation or the forgiveness of sins, which is bestowed upon [...]
How does God speak? Enthusiasts believe that the Holy Spirit speaks apart from the External Word of God (the Scriptures). The Smalcald Articles, part of the Lutheran Confessions, answer:
n these matters, which concern the external, spoken Word, we must hold firmly to the conviction that God gives no one his Spirit or grace except through or with the external Word which comes before.
How you answer this question has big implications on your Christianity.
Why did all the 10 virgins of Matthew 25 fall asleep? If Pope Francis is right and all religions are good, then why did Jesus condemn and malign the priests and scribes of his day? To what was the Lord referring when he said, "Come out of her my people"? What were the days of [...]
S ome people seem instinctively to know how to make their way through the world. That's never been the case with me. I stumble. Yet through it all my longing has always been to understand why we're here, how things got this way, and what we can do to find a better way. Read the [...]