In All that You Do, Trust God

1 Corinthians 10:12, Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. A strange verse to read on the morning of my 28th birthday, yet a good reminder on this day God finished creating me to trust in Him alone. Misplaced confidence in my strength will cause me to fall. Indeed, I […]

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Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? CHORUS: For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup! and surely I’ll be mine! And we’ll tak’ […]

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The War on Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, there have been uproars in Christian circles about “the war on Christmas.” On the one hand, some perceive a war on Christmas as being society’s intolerance of saying “Merry Christmas.” Society demands that we say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” since the latter can be offensive to those […]

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The Gospel: Trick or Treat?

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 […]

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Luther’s Search for Certainty

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 […]

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Greater Love

John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” It’s hard being on the receiving end of a great love. Someone lets you be the first in line instead of themselves, someone lets you walk through the door first, someone lets you have the last piece of […]

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