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?

Review: Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard’s Almanack

These sayings will make you think while often making you laugh, even in spite of yourself, and I think that is an excellent quality to have in any book on wit and wisdom.

Repost: Hymns – What Wondrous Love is This!

In “What Wondrous Love is This,” the text briefly and beautifully tells the story of our wretchedness and separateness from God and how Jesus was …Rose: Hymns – What Wondrous Love is This!

Etymology: Quinquagesima

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”Anthony J. D'Angelo It always amazes me the things that I don't know. I hope that amazement and discovery never ends. I recently became aware of a rather old word: Quinquagesima. I am actually surprised that I hadn't heard of it before …

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