In this second article in a three-part series, we’ll explore my second-and-almost-as-important rule of writing for Lutherans: Tell the truth.
The drama of the 2020 election overshadowed another phenomenon that has received little press coverage.
Politicians find it expedient to give an occasional nod to God, whoever or whatever they conceive the deity to be.
When I became a Lutheran, one of the few things about my new church that I did not love was the Common Table Prayer.
In this next section of The Freedom of a Christian, Luther unpacks his assertion that faith alone justifies the sinner before God.
And so we come to the last Vespers of Advent. Tonight the Great “O” Antiphon will be “O Emmanuel,” for tomorrow we will celebrate …
“You are a king?” Pilate said. “You have said so,” our Lord replied (John 18:37; Matt. 27:11). He was always a tad reluctant about that title “King.”
There is a darkness about this world. And this darkest day of the year is but an image of that deeper darkness.
Revelation and Isaiah are dancing in the background of this name for our Lord. But the thought is clearly the opening of paradise, the door that was shut in the fall.
The Root of Jesse? Is our Lord not the flower of Jesse’s stem (Isaiah 11:1)? He is both root and flower, the Alpha and the Omega
Luther’s translation of the Bible into German is celebrated for making the Word of God accessible to ordinary people.
Tonight, we will recall that not only is our Lord the Logos, the logic of the universe, but He is at one with Yahweh, with Adonai.