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.

Morning thoughts on “Learning in Wartime”

You would be surprised if you knew how soon one begins to feel the shortness of the tether, of how many things, even in middle life, we have to say ‘“No time for that,” “Too late now,” and “Not for me”… A more Christian attitude, which can be attained at any age, is that of …

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Morning thoughts on “The Weight of Glory”

It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant …

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Peace in the Lord’s Sovereignty

I was talking with someone the other day and the topic of extended periods of time between contact was brought up. It had been a while since this group had chatted together. So I said, "Well, life is one exciting event after another." And this is pretty true. Sometimes these exciting events are actually somewhat …

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