Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 146

For once death is dead, swallowed up in Christ's victory, "there's no more dying then."

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 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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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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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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