Mine is to Forgive

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;    be not envious of wrongdoers!For they will soon fade like the grass    and wither like the green herb.Trust in the Lord, and do good;    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.Delight yourself in the Lord,    and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the Lord;    trust in him, and he will act.He will bring forth your righteousness …

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Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 146

For once death is dead, swallowed up in Christ's victory, "there's no more dying then."

Review: Contraception and Christendom

While this book is a response a specific argument made by a specific writer in the LCMS, Hasselbrook addresses the broader implications and concerns of contraception, especially for Christians.

Review: Ministry, Word, and Sacraments, an Enchiridion

Image from Concordia Publishing House. Author: Martin Chemnitz Publisher: Concordia Publishing House I recently became aware of this fascinating book. And since I first started it, I decided that it must become better known. Martin Chemnitz's brief Enchiridion, or handbook on theology, is something of a continuation of the Catechisms, and I think it should be read …

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The Day of Pentecost, from Genesis to Acts

This Sunday marks another important point in the church calendar: the Day of Pentecost. This day marks the end of the Easter Season and the introduction to the “Time of the Church.” So what is the day of Pentecost? And why does it matter to you?