“We could think of canceling church on Sunday as a sort of canceling the real Christmas for the sake of the gimmick of Christmas. It becomes all baubles, and nogs and cyber-monday sales.”Read More Canceling Jesus for Christmas
In regard to the Kim Davis imprisonment the matter is much simpler than some imagine: A Christian is under a constant and invariable duty to the moral law of God (as fallibly as we live that out). That law is summed up by Jesus as loving God and loving our neighbor as ourselves. The laws […]Read More Kentucky State Clerk Kim Davis and the Christian moral conscience
“The Holy Ghost: A Ghost Story…” Christopher Neiswonger at Branch of Hope OPCRead More The Holy Ghost: A Ghost Story…
The Sonship of Christ How is Jesus Christ the Son of God? What does that mean? How was he human? What does that have to do with the Gospel of Jesus? What is it to “believe” in God? Can one be saved without believing that Jesus is the Son of God? http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=1123141955167 Click link to […]Read More The Sonship of Christ
There’s a deep theology of vengeance taught in sacred scripture. “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord” is famous enough but the prohibition against our little revenges are just awkward. It’s hard to teach our kids to not take revenge because people will treat them badly and we want to protect them, to teach them to […]Read More The Virtues of Revenge
People often ask why we are Conservatives in regard to Government and “suspicious” of the State in any presumptuous exercise of power. We have our reasons: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Washington “We hold these truths to be […]Read More People often ask why we are Conservatives in regard to Government and “suspicious” of the State in any presumptuous exercise of power.
The lights glow softly, the Christmas music plays, and wondrous thoughts of the birth of our Savior fill our minds. What a blessing it is for the believer who still finds childlike joy in this time of year. Being “grown-up” is a bit over-rated, because being “grown-up,” according to the world, usually entails a constant […]Read More Sin, Sorrow and the Joy of Christmas
In this day of hyper-individualism and pietism, it is commonplace to see private exercises of devotion, acts of kindness and service, and many other lawful practices exalted above and beyond the ministry given by God as the appointed means of grace by which He draws and develops His beloved people, Word & Sacrament. It is […]Read More “Me & My Bible” or “Word & Sacrament”?
God seems to tether us to the world through relationships and circumstances beyond our control. Our faith and family, labors and poverty, community and sufferings, ground us to the earth and remind us that we are only a bit of dust and the breath of God.Read More Entertaining ourselves to death