The Virtues of Revenge

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 […]

People often ask why we are Conservatives in regard to Government and “suspicious” of the State in any presumptuous exercise of power.

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 […]

Sin, Sorrow and the Joy of Christmas

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 […]

“Me & My Bible” or “Word & Sacrament”?

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 […]