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 – The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace

We no longer fear condemnation because in Christ, through this Gospel, we are now justified by faith through grace.Rose: Hymns – The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace This was a new hymn for me, but I enjoyed getting into the history of the hymn and it’s tune as well as digging into the meaning of …

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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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