How Can We Have Peace in the Midst of Evil?

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and we peaceably gathered with our congregations to remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King of Israel, to celebrate His Kingship today, and worship Him as the Prince of Peace. Yet it wasn’t peaceful for every Christian yesterday. In Egypt, two churches were attacked by suicide bombers for doing what we…

Does Jesus Advocate Gun Rights?

Before I start, let me first make it irrevocably clear that the point of this article is not to push forward any political agenda. I am not going to be using Scripture to support the Republican side for gun rights or the Democrat side for no gun rights. (Full disclosure: I support Americans’ 2nd Amendment…

Killing Lazarus

John 12:9-11, When the large crowd of the Jews learnt that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews…

When God is Heartbroken

Genesis 6:5-6, The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that He had made man on earth, and it grieved Him to His heart. If we think today’s times are bad and so…

“Deliver Us From Evil”

Before I started my Lutheran confirmation classes, I read the entire Book of Concord and one of the things that really struck me was what Luther said about the last petition of the Lord’s Prayer. In this petition, many English translations read, “but deliver us from evil.” For those who can read Greek, this is…

What Can I Do?

As a future pastor, I am entering a dark mission field. America is being dominated by liberal dogma that preaches sacred autonomy. With abortion, the left thinks they get to decide whether or not an infant is a human being which apparently gives them the “right” to kill it. They have replaced infanticide with the synonym pro-choice,…