Palm Sunday is one of those triumphal days where prophecy and fulfillment beautifully are upheld side by side.
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up;and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1) The goal of the Christian life is to see God. We see Him now veiled beneath bread and wine, in the waters of Holy Baptism, in
We all wait. Sometimes we wait for others impatiently. Sometimes we wait for changes discontentedly. Sometimes we wait for ourselves …
St. Athanasius (a.d. ca. 298–373) was five years old when the last and greatest persecution under the Roman commenced.
We need the protection Jesus provides in Holy Communion. After the Last Supper, Jesus warned Peter that Satan would sift him like wheat.
O Lord, how many are my foes!Many are rising against me;2 many are saying of my soul,“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,my glory, and the lifter of my head.4 I cried aloud to the Lord,and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 5 I lay
The second most common objection to recovering weekly communion in the 1999 survey was that it takes too much time.
The celebration of the resurrection, particularly in the face of death and grief, is the hallmark of the Christian faith.
In Easter season 1999, I surveyed all LCMS pastors regarding weekly communion. Their members largely feared …
Certain texts you read at certain times every year. Every Advent, I revisit St. Athanasius’s On the Incarnation.
It is not fanatical for pastors and members to desire the weekly opportunity to commune.
One thing that makes us nervous about early Christian interpretation of the Scriptures is what we call “allegory” or “spiritual exegesis.”