Christ the Operator

1 Peter 2:24, [Christ] Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. How is it that we think we can come before the cross of Christ, hold our works up to His mangled body, and say, “Look…

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…

Waiting for Grace

Genesis 21:1-2, The LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as He had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Can you recall a time when God called you to obedience? Indeed, He calls…

The Typology of Abigail’s Faith

Check out my newest article with Geeks Under Grace! What do we make of Abigail’s loyalty and her husband Nabal’s disloyalty to David in 1 Samuel 25? They are two unseemly characters in God’s narrative of the coming Messiah. Abigail seems an insignificant character at first, but there’s a lot more depth to her example.…

The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part II. Fear and Love

This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. This is the second section of my paper. In part one, I discussed the three…

Life After Death

John 11:17-27, Now when Jesus came, He found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethan was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to Him, but…