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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Review: Afraid

This book is a tremendous resource for any pastor or layperson looking not only for information and encouragement but also for direction on how to help those afflicted and afraid.

Repost: Hymns – What Hope! An Eden Prophesied

Though this hymn is relatively new, the words have a timeless quality, drawing us back to the Scriptures and when they were written, calling us forward to the day of Christ's next coming. In this hymn, we rest assured in the promises of God that have come to fruition and those we wait for in hope.

Repost: Hymns – We Gather Together

During this Thanksgiving season, we remember that during times of plenty or times of scarcity, during trials or peace, our hope is in the Lord.Rose: Hymns – We Gather Together While I’ve known about this hymn for many years, there was a lot about the history of this hymn that I didn’t know before writing …

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Review: Church of Cowards

Our self-righteousness is in dire need of a wake-up call, and that is what this book is for. It is an insightful "wake-up call to complacent Christians," convicting us to acknowledge and wrestle with what we actually believe and what we are called to believe and live out.