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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Repost: Hymns – We Give Thee But Thine Own

We remember in this hymn that what we do for “the least of these,” who are so precious in God’s sight, we are doing for the Lord.

Thoughts on Reading, Writing, and Rest

Sometimes, I find that I relate strongly with the writer of Ecclesiastes. For those who don't know, this is the book of the Bible that seems a little out of place and appears to merely state that everything is "meaningless" or "vanity." But sometimes, life feels a little like that. Often when I am feeling …

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The Face of Christ: Part 3 – The History of Christian Art

In the previous installments of this series, we addressed the foundation for this discussion, the ethnicity of Jesus, and the Gospel message. As always, there is a necessity to understand history, and that is what we will discuss in the following. The last section began that discussion by speaking a little on Jesus' earthly ethnic history concerning …

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Thoughts on “Divine Goodness” from The Problem of Pain

"I do not think I should value much the love of a friend who cared only for my happiness and did not object to my becoming dishonest." C. S. Lewis, "Divine Goodness," The Problem of Pain