The day is finally here! Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! Unfortunately, Reformation Day also falls on the same day as Halloween, so it gets overshadowed every year. Whilst we Lutherans remember the heart of the Reformation on this day as being justification by faith, kids are running around in their costumes, knocking […]Read More The Gospel: Trick or Treat?
Today is Reformation Sunday where we observe Reformation Day on October 31st. Leading up to Reformation Day, there has been many gatherings—conventions, symposiums, etc.—focusing on Reformation themes with all sorts of German beer, bratwursts, and other good German food varieties. This Reformation Sunday probably follows more German beer and food! For the past year there has been […]Read More Luther’s Search for Certainty
This article was originally posted as a note on my Facebook. But I felt it was an important topic that is often discussed in theological discourse. This article concerns the concept of Immersion in regard to Baptism. There exists within the world people who insist that Immersion—being fully submerged in water—is the only way people are […]Read More Jesus, Baptism, and Immersion
John 16:7, “If I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you.” How is it that we have the audacity to question God and say, “Where are you? Why did you leave me?” A baptised Christian is never alone, for he has the […]Read More God Always Present in the Holy Spirit
We are now on to the next request to God. We have recognized and kept in mind that the Lord is sovereign over us; it is by His will alone that we live, move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). We remember that He is our Father, our Creator, our judgment giver, and the one […]Read More The Lord’s Prayer: On Earth as in Heaven
I woke up this morning to Facebook posts about the 50+ people dead and the 200+ people injured in Las Vegas with pleas of, “Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.” Eager to know what in the world happened, I opened the Fox News app on my iPhone and read the details of […]Read More Proclaiming the Gospel in the Wake of the Las Vegas Massacre (October 2017)