Gene Edward Veith

Come, Lord Jesus

When I became a Lutheran, one of the few things about my new church that I did not love was the Common Table Prayer.

Infinitely Large and Infinitely Small

In the arguments over Christ’s presence in the Lord’s Supper, the Reformed side invoked Aristotle’s philosophical adage that “the finite cannot contain the infinite.”

Why the Nations Rage

The nations are raging, the peoples are plotting and the rulers are taking counsel together. Hostility against Christianity is intensifying.

God without Christ

Luther warned against speculating about God apart from His incarnation in Jesus Christ.

Creating a New God

Whatever you put your faith in, that is your god. So said Luther in his explanation to the First Commandment in the Large Catechism.

Temporal and Eternal

The two kingdoms doctrine in Lutheran theology is not just distinction between the church and the state, the sacred and the secular, or the spiritual and the physical. Luther often described them as the “temporal kingdom” and the “eternal kingdom.” Though temporal and eternal includes the other senses, the distinction between the temporal and the

Heresy of Constant Conflict

As secularism grows and theological literacy declines, it’s little wonder that ancient heresies are rushing into the void.

Vocation of Citizenship

Vocation means far more than “what I do for a living.” According to Luther, Christians have multiple vocations or callings.

The Religiously Remixed

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, we do not live in an increasingly secularized, materialist society. Rather, we live in a society in which people are increasingly “spiritual, but not religious.”

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