Abortion – What’s At Stake?

No one has a right to life if others deem them inferior and unwanted. No one is viewed as made in the image of God. Rosaria Butterfirld writes, “And then, one day during worship, we sang and it hit me between the eyes. Here was the line of my undoing: “And peoples yet uncreated shall […]

unChristian Christianity

Christianity has been lied about by Christians to the unChristian world. Christians have let the unChristian world believe being a Christian means you are merely moral — not repentant sinners in need of continual grace only found in Jesus. Stop doing cultural sinful practices and replace them with something culturally right, and voila! You’re a […]

Christmas, A Cure for the Pain of the World

Defenses of Christmas aren’t much better than the attacks. Remember: cynics get intelligence, believers are good hearted, dimwits. Defending anything based on religion, such as Christmas, must rely on feeling and not intellect, says our culture. Christmas is good, because it is about family, as if family is an unmixed blessing for most people. Christmas […]

What Wondrous Love!

“What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to lay aside his crown for my soul, for my soul, to lay aside his crown for my soul. To God and to the Lamb, […]

Recommended Reading

We need a passion for Christ that cannot be quenched, a passion that is acted upon not merely fondly thought about and rooted for. I am currently reading Dangerous: Engaging the People and Places No One Else Will. And while I am thinking hard about a passion for Christ and acting upon it, I read […]

Rule Keeping in a City of Elder Brothers

I live in a very Elder Brother kind of city. Sure, there are ever-growing pockets of Younger Brother elements here, though. But for the moment, my focus is this Elder Brother element. I am, of course, reflecting on the parable of the two sons in . Much of the focus people have on this passage […]

Hope Deferred

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life” (). The gospel is “I am accepted through Christ, therefore I obey” while every other religion operates on the principle of “I obey, therefore I am accepted.” Martin Luther’s fundamental insight was that this latter principle, the principle of ‘religion’ […]

News, Views, and Opinions

Here are a few things you should know about: Why a new Ukraine is the Kremlin’s worst nightmare – let’s pray that Russia will not start a military intervention! (HT: Eric Magnusson) Wayward Alzheimer’s patients foiled by fake bus stop – sometimes you have to be creative to care for others This Is What Happens […]